|Minimum Order Quantity||1 Piece|
|Blade Length||24 Inch|
|Maximum Gap Between 2 Blades||8 Inch|
|Shearing Height||32 Inch|
|Oil Tank Capacity||300 Litres|
|Electric Motor||15 HP 1440 RPM|
|No of Strokes||13 -28 Per Minute|
An alligator shear, historically known as a lever shear and sometimes as a crocodile shear,is a metal-cutting shear with a hinged jaw, powered by a flywheel or hydraulic cylinder. Alligator shears are generally set up as stand-alone shears; however, there are types for excavators. The jaw size can range from 4 to 36 in (100 to 910 mm) long. They are generally used to cut ferrous members, such as rebar, pipe, angle iron, or I-beams.
Older alligator shears were powered by a flywheel. These shears ran continuously, which posed a safety hazard. Now alligator shears are hydraulically actuated. When actuated, the piston arm extends and slowly closes the upper jaw of the alligator shear, which passes alongside the bed or lower jaw of the shear to perform the cut.
ligator shears are used for cutting long metal stock or scrap, generally where accuracy is not an important consideration, and the size or shape of the material makes other cutting or shearing options (such as a cutting torch) impractical.
Alligator shears are often used in conjunction with large metal shredders in the metal recycling industry, to 'clean' or prepare scrap for shredding by removing unwanted fittings and other parts the shredder will not accept.