I’ve been through the archives looking at past posted
about shears without much luck. I’m looking for a shear something
that will cut 18-20g copper. Ideally something with a side guide or
backstop, because I plan on mostly cutting copper squares for book
covers. I will be cutting quite a number of them (80+) Ideally
something with very little warpage, since I hope to use the squares
as is, save for some light filing.
I’ve been looking at the standard type bench shears, but I am worred
that it will be difficult to get consistent shaped squares because of
the lack of guides. The cutters I can find with more parallel shears
(that look like a paper gulliotine) cost upwards of 1000 dollars for
something that can handle metal this thickness. I was hoping to spend
something between 100-500 dollars.
I keep running in circles doing research. I almost ordered the
mini-shear from micro-mark but I am worried that my metal is too
thick since its at the top range of what they say it can handle, and
I prefer something just a wee-bit wider since I was hoping to buy
12inch by 48 inch copper sheets. The Harbor Freight everyone spoke of
no longer appears to be available in the smaller sizes.
Anyone have a bright idea or am I doomed to lop-sided squares on a
standard bench shear or paying three times the cost to buy custom cut