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To cut sheet metal and steel plate. Also Corner notcher and edge notching machines.

A metal Shearing machine is used for cutting sheet metal to size out of a larger flat stock or from roll stock. the metal to be cut is held in place with hold-downs. 90° cuts are positioned by a squaring arm with scale on it or with a back gauge. Other angles are possible with an angle gauge. Large machines with shadow cut line will have a light that shines over a wire which projects a thin shadow line exactly where the cut line is which is useful if you mark your metal with a tape measure.
the shearing process can produce a shear edge burr, which can be minimized to less than 10% of the material thickness. this is a function of clearance between the blades, and the sharpness of the cutting blades. On some sheet metal shears and most plate shears, the blade gap is adjustable for different metal thicknesses. though they are minor, the possibility of little burrs and hold down marks should be considered in the forming of some end products. Machine capacities shown for mild steel can be 33% or so higher for most types of soft aluminum, and 50% lower for stainless steel and high tensile strength aircraft aluminum. Also, common A36 steel is usually harder than mild steel and may not cut as easy. Call an American Machine Tools sales engineer for more info. We are accredited by the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating.

Sheet Metal Shear:

Foot operated Sheet Metal Sheer Machine

Available at Foot powered or Air powered

  • HCHC shear blades
  • Material hold down
  • Front support arms
  • Protractor gauge
  • Side gauges
  • Manual back gauge with fine adjust
  • Back Gauge 25 1/2"
  • Front Gauge 24"

FS-5216:

  • Capacity:16 gauge (.06") x 52" mild steel
  • Shipping weight:1170 Lbs

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JET Pneumatic Air Powered Shear:

JET air powered Pneumatic Shear

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Model PS-1652E with 16 gauge x 52 inch capacity
this machine connects to your air compressor.

  • 16 gauge maximum cutting capacity for mild-steel
  • Stainless steel capacity: 18 (.048") to 20 gauge (.036")
  • Soft aluminum and copper: 12-14 gauge (.075")
  • 40 Strokes per Minute - Full Length
  • 1.3 CFM Air Consumption per Stroke
  • 25.3 CFM Air Consumption
  • Weight: 1830 Lbs. Size: 60 x 24 x 43 Height
  • Front Gauge Capacity (in.) 28"
  • Back Gauge Capacity (in.) 25-1/2"
  • Good cast-iron grade frame to eliminate blade deflection.
  • Low cutting angle to cut narrow strips without twisting.
  • Precise bed and beam alignment assures working accuracy.
  • Adjustable bed for setup according to the blade clearance.
  • Complete set of pneumatic control system.
  • Manufactured in China.

Chicago Dreis & Krump Hydraulic Sheet Metal Shear:

Hydraulic Sheet Metal Shears

Standard Equipment:

  • Centralized control panel
  • Front support arms
  • HCHC shear blades
  • Side gauges
  • Material hold down
  • Protractor gauge
  • Back gauge
  • Remote foot switch
HS-414
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HS-410
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HS-510
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HS-612
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Capacity 14 gauge x 52" mild steel.
20 gauge
stainless
10 gauge x 52" mild steel.
16 gauge
stainless
10 gauge x 61" mild steel.
16 gauge
stainless
12 gauge x 80" mild steel.
18 gauge
stainless
Back Gauge Range 25 1/2" Slide-Lock 25 1/2" Hand Cranked 25 1/2" Hand Cranked 25 1/2" Hand Cranked
Front Support Arms 24" scales 34" scales 34" scales 34" scales
Cuts per minute 40 30 30 16
Motor HP 3 5 5 5
Shipping weight 1610 Lbs 2700 Lbs 2900 Lbs 3500 Lbs

Hydraulic Metal Plate Cutting Shears

Chicago Dreis & Krump Press Brakes, Hand Brakes, Box and Pan brakes, and  Shears Chicago Dreis & Krump hydraulic metal plate shear

HS Models:

  • Swing beam design
  • Hydraulic hold-downs with nylon pads
  • Blade gap adjustment
  • Electric foot switch
  • NC electric back gauge with Digital Readout
  • Unitized hydraulic manifold
  • Front gauge / support arms with scales and flip stops
  • Squaring arm with scale
  • Ball supports
  • Shadow cut line
  • Electronic stroke counter
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EHS Model Differences:

  • 24" back gauge instead of 31"
  • 42" squaring and support arms instead of 49".
  • Back gauge readout accurate to .005" instead of .001".
  • Control panel directly on machine instead on pivot arm.
  • Selected blade gap choices instead of infinitely variable.
  • Hydraulic ram return instead of nitrogen
  • Less strokes per minute
  • No stroke counter
  • Lighter frame
Chicago D & K Model Number Capacity (inches) Capacity (mm) SPM N.C. Back Gauge Front gauge Cutting Angle Motor H.P. Weight (Lbs)
EHS 1540
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3/16" x 63" 4.5 x 1600 22 24" 42" 7.5 6600
HS 1565
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1/4" x 63" 6.5 x 1600 25 31.5" 49" 1°30' 10 8500
HS 1595
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3/8" x 63" 9.5 x 1600 17 31.5" 49" 1°30' 20 11000
HS 15130
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1/2" X 63" 13 x1600 11 31.5" 49" 1°30' 25 14000
HS 2065
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1/4" x 80" 6.5 x 2050 22 31.5" 49" 1°30' 10 10000
HS 2095
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3/8" x 80" 9.5 x 2050 18 31.5" 49" 1°30' 25 13000
HS 20130
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1/2" x 80" 13 x 2050 10 31.5" 49" 1°30' 30 17000
HS 2532
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10 gauge x 98" 3 x 2500 26 31.5" 49" 1°30' 25 7300
EHS 2540
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3/16" x 98" 4.5 x 2500 22 24" 42" 7.5 9250
HS 2565
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1/4" x 98" 6.5 x 2500 19 31.5" 49" 1°30' 10 11000
HS 2595
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3/8" x 98" 9.5 x 2500 16 31.5" 49" 1°30' 25 14000
HS 25130
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1/2" x 98" 13 x 2500 10 31.5" 49" 1°30' 40 18000
EHS 3132
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10 gauge x 122" 13 x 2500 24 31.5"option 49" 1°30' 7.5 8500
EHS 3140
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3/16" x 122" 4.5 x 3100 18 24" 42" 7.5 10550
HS 3165
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1/4" x 122" 6.5 x 3100 16 31.5" 49" 1°30' 10 13000
HS 3195
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3/8" x 122" 9.5 x 3100 13 31.5" 49" 1°30' 25 17000
HS 31130
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1/2" x 122" 13 x 3100 11 31.5" 49" 1°30' 40 22000
HS 4165
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1/4" x 161" 6.5 x 4100 16 31.5" 49" 1°30' 15 24000
HS 4195
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3/8" X 161" 9.5 x 4100 13 31.5" 49" 1°30' 30 28000

Rotary Slitters:

Rotary Slitter Machine can cut long pieces of metal
  • Sturdy 24 inch throat sheet metal slitters with quick adjusting back gauge and scale.
  • Stand is optional.
  • Choose from Gary (made in USA) or Tin Knocker (made in Vietnam).
  • Call 773-334-5000 to order this machine.

1624 Rotary Slitter $2750.
Tin Knocker or Gary Mfg.

  • Capacity: 16 Gauge (.06")
  • throat: 24"
  • Motor: 3/4 HP, 115 Volts
  • Minimum Slitting Width: 1.25"
  • Maximum Slitting Width: 24.25"
  • Speed (Approx.): 90 feet per minute
  • Shipping Weight: 485 lbs.
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Hydraulic 90 degree Corner Notcher:

Hydraulic Corner Notcher machine photo
  • Dual head design
  • Centralized control panel
  • Foot switch
  • Sheet supports
  • Material hold downs
  • Modes of Operation; single / inch / continuous
  • Fine scale adjustment
  • Slug chute
  • Dual gauge systems

Corner Notching

Corner notching diagram

Edge Notching

Edge notching diagram

Chicago Dreis & Krump's productive, reliable, heavy duty, hydraulic 90° corner notcher for all your notching needs. It will shear mild steel and stainless at high production speeds and it's a snap to operate.
For extra value; it also includes a superior edge notching feature, built right into the same table. So this is truly a top notching system tdat does it all. the controls are laid out for straightforward, easy access, and a generous work table area allows your operator a wide variety of material positions.

Model Number Capacity Max.Square Notch Edge Notch (X x Y) Ram Stroke SPM Motor HP
Mild Steel Stainless
HN-10
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10 gauge (.135") 16 gauge (.06) 8-5/8"x 8-5/8" 4" x 2" 1" 22 2
HN-25
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1/4" 10 gauge (.135") 10" x 10" 6" x 4" 1-1/2" 20 5

JET lever operated Sheet Metal Corner Notcher

JET hand lever operated sheet metal corner notcher
  • Ask for JET model number: HN-16N
  • Maximum Force: 4 Tons
  • Max Notching size: 6" x 6 inches
  • Metal Cutting Capacity: 16 gauge (.06") [1.6mm]
  • Metal Piercing Capacity: 18 gauge (.045")[1.2mm]
  • Stroke: 3/4"
  • Weight: 165 Lbs.
  • Machine Size: 24 x 21 x 26 inches

$695. Call 773-334-5000 to order this machine.

Optional Stand: $279. extra.