The bench shear I have is similar, but not identical, to the small
58 Warco one. Judging from the photo, the Warco one looks looks
In my experience, all shears and guillotines will deform the metal
to some extent. Gold or silver from Cooksons that has been cut from a
larger sheet always shows signs of distortion. Sometimes it’s
slightly curved, and the edges are never totally square. It’s an
unavoidable consequence of the shearing action.
Having said that, I have used my little shear to cut strips several
feet long from a large sheet of 1mm aluminium. As long as I take
sufficient care to start the cut correctly, it’s remarkably accurate,
but I still have to tidy the edges up a bit.
Regards, Gary Wooding