Knife Company has a shear knife for every metal cutting job. We specialize in
tailoring a knife for your specific job. Below are the two most commonly used
materials we use in our shear blades:
A) AISI D-2
high-carbon, high-chrome air hardening tool steel. D-2 HcHc has 12-14% chromium
material and is designed for maximum number of cuts on a mechanical shear of up
to, and including, 1/4" mild steel capacity. It can also be used on hydraulic
shears of up to, and including, 3/8" mild steel. When cutting stainless steel,
reduce the above capacity limits by 50%.
modified H-13 tool steel is used for shearing metal in excess of 1/4" thick
mild steel. This grade can also be used when a customer does not require the
long life of our D-2 HcHc steel, but wants something better than a standard
carbon tool steel.
|| All of our shear
blades are precision made and heat treated in the most modern furnaces. We
carefully inspect all knives before shipping them to our
Knife Company's sales department can determine the right shear knife for your
operation given the following information:
Maximum thickness to be sheared.
2) Description of
material to be sheared.
3) Make and model of the