Power Shear & Guide

Accessory for Magnabend Sheetmetal Bending Machines
The Power Shear provides a convenient means for cutting sheetmetal using the Magnabend to both hold the sheet and to guide the cutter.

powershear accessory for magnabend sheetmetal

Note that the waste strip curls out in a continuous spiral leaving your workpiece distortion-free.

The power shear (based on the Makita Model JS 1660) cuts in such a way that very little distortion is left in the workpiece. This is because the shear removes a waste strip, about 4 mm wide, and most of the distortion inherent in shearing sheetmetal goes into this waste strip. For use with a Magnabend the shear has been fitted with a special magnetic guide.

Considerable advantage is obtained when using this shear in conjunction with a Magnabend Sheetmetal folder. The Magnabend provides both a means of holding the workpiece fixed while being cut and also a means for guiding the tool so that very straight cutting is possible. Cuts of any length can be handled in steel up to 1.6 mm thick or aluminium up to 2 mm thick.

To use the Power Shear and Guide:

First place the sheetmetal workpiece under the clampbar of the Magnabend and position it so that the cutting line is exactly 1 mm in front of the edge of the Bending Beam.
Switch-on the clamping force by selecting the ‘AUX CLAMP’ position on the toggle switch located next to the Magnabend’s main ON/OFF switch. This will hold the workpiece firmly in position. (This auxiliary switch will be factory fitted if the shear is ordered with the Magnabend machine. If the shear is ordered separately, an easily fitted Auxiliary Switch Kit will be supplied.)
Position the shear at the right-hand end of the Magnabend and ensure that the magnetic guide attachment engages on the front edge of the Bending Beam. Start the power shear and then push it evenly along until the cut is completed.

Post time: May-22-2023