Low-Profile Shears

LM1014 capacities are 14-gauge mild steel, 18-gauge stainless up to 121 inches in cutting length.

LM1012 capacities are 12-gauge mild steel, 16-gauge stainless up to 121 inches in cutting length.

LM1214 capacities are 14-gauge mild steel, 18-gauge stainless up to 145 inches in cutting length.

To enhance productivity, optional equipment available for the machine includes: five or ten-foot squaring arm, front support arms, digital readout, light beam and protractor attachments.


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Models LM412, LM510, LM810, LM1014 and LM1214 are standard with the back gauge system shown with optional digital readout. This unique design allows the operator to move the backstop the complete travel from 0 to 24 inches or 0 to 30 inches with the two rotations of the handle. The 2x-F system is more advantageous than powered back gauge units due to the tremendous speed advatage. The system includes a brake for accurate repeat cuts. The unit utilizes a 24-inch dual inch/metric scale. Longer back gauge ranges and optional digital readout are available.

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The back gauge system of the LM1010 shear features ball screws which provide accuracy and repeatability throughout the 30-inch back gauge travel. The back gauge is powered by a 3/4-hp gear motor and controlled by a "GO TO" control system with stroke counter. An optional rear drop sheet support system is available for the LM1010.

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Standard features for the LM1010 control box include: selection for continuous or single cutting stroke, and jog button with reverse switch. A "GO TO" back gauge control pad with stroke counter allows quick, accurate back gauge positioning up to 30 inches.

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The optional four-foot squaring arm is a precision gauage, which can be mounted left or right and has inlaid inch/metric scaling and adjustable guide block. Also available in ten and twelve-foot lengths. A toggle on the block lets sheet stock slide underneath, then pivots to the stop position.

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Independent, spring loaded, self-leveling holddowns exert uniform pressure on work piece, ensuring an accurate cut. The plungers have neoprene inserts to prevent marring the surface of the pice.

NOTE: Safety guard has been removed for photo purposes only.

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Example 1: Illustrates longer material being sheared by sliding material under the backstop. Most competitors are limited to 24" or 30", and longer pieces cannont be sheared like a TENNSMITH.

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Example 2: Illustrates the sheet support system

LM1014, LM1012 and LM1214 can be delivered with an optional air operated sheet support system. This system is available in two styles: System-R drops the support material to the rear of the machine; System-F returns the supported material to the front of the machine via a front return chute.

All LM series shears are available in a reduced price “Performance Package” configuration. The Performance Package includes: a Five Foot Squaring Arm, a pair of Front Support Arms, and Air Operated Sheet Support System. Performance “R” system is for rear return, Performance “F” system is for front return. A moveable Material Cart is available for both Front and Rear Return machines. (LM1014, LM1012 and LM1214 only) Please call for details.



Low-Profile Mechanical Shears LM1012 LM1014 LM1214
Maximum shearing capacity, mild steel 12 gauge/2.7 mm 14 gauge/2.0 mm 14 gauge/2.0 mm
Maximum shearing capacity, stainless steel 16 gauge/1.6 mm 18 gauge/1.25 mm 18 gauge/1.25 mm
Maximum cutting length 121 in./3073 mm 121 in./3073 mm 145 in./3683 mm
Back guage range 30 in./762 mm (Go-To) 30 in./762 mm (2x) 30 in./762 mm (Go-To)
Strokes per minute, full length 35 35 35
Number of holddown feet 16 16 16
Motor-230/460v, 3-phase, 60Hz 7.5 hp 5 hp 7.5 hp
Dimensions, LxWxH 140 x 72 x 56 in.
3556 x 1829 x 1423 mm
143 x 72 x 56 in.
3632 x 1829 x 1423 mm
164 x 72 x 56 in.
4166 x 1829 x 1423 mm
Shipping weight 6,400 lbs./2910 kg 5,900 lbs./2682 kg 7,530 lbs./3423 kg
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