Foot Squaring Series
  • Model 36
  • Model 52

Foot Squaring Shears

TENNSMITH’s squaring shears offer precision shearing and rugged construction at an affordable price. The shear frame, bed and cutter head assemblies are constructed of heavy-duty cast iron. The shear bed is machined and then surface ground to precision tolerances to ensure an accurate working surface.


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These shears feature triaction, high-carbon/highchromium (HCHC) steel blades. Both the upper and lower blades have a 2-degree edge relief and the lower blade has an additional 1-degree face relief for maximum material penetration with minimum effort. Triaction blades help prevent material movement while shearing, prolonging blade life.

TENNSMITH shears have the most complete adjustment features of any sheet metal shear on the market. The lower shear blade is bedadjusting and the upper blade is adjustable by means of a truss bar on the cutter head. The spring-activated holddown feet clamp the work piece securely in place and are easily adjustable to compensate holding pressure for light or heavy gauge material. There is ample clearance between the holddown feet and shear blades to allow good operator vision for line-of-sight cutting. The standard, double-locking back gauge, which features embossed scales and vernier wheels for fine adjustment, gives highly accurate readings.


Standard equipment includes a back gauge, front extension arms with stop, bevel gauge and graduated side scales.
Additional option: Squaring arm.

Foot-Squaring Shears Model 36 Model 52
Maximum shearing capacity, mild steel 16 gauge/1.6 mm 16 gauge/1.6 mm
Maximum shearing capacity, stainless steel 20 gauge/1.0 mm 20 gauge/1.0 mm
Maximum cutting length 37 in./940 mm 52-1/4 in./1327 mm
Back gauge range 30 in./762 mm 30 in./762 mm
Front gauge range 37 in./940 mm 37 in./940 mm
Floor space, gauges in position 45 x 80 in.
1143 x 2032 mm
60 x 80 in.
1524 x 2032 mm
Dimensions, less gauges, LxWxH 46-1/2 x 27 x 42 in.
1181 x 686 x 1067 mm
61 x 36 x 42 in.
1550 x 915 x 1067 mm
Shipping weight 700 Ibs./317.5 kg 950 Ibs./431 kg
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