The Accucutter Table Top Shear offers the extra precision and power of a larger commercial guillotine shear in a smaller, more affordable bench shear. Available in 25″ size, the classic guillotine design has been modified to provide convenience and flexibility unavailable in any other shear on the market.
The shears are constructed to industrial standards, and the resulting size and mass of the shears contribute significantly to their performance. If you have worked with industrial equipment or machinery, you know that the heavier, sturdier equipment is more stable and less fatiguing to operate. Most of the weight is in the guillotine action that is made primarily of steel.
The shear cuts aluminum, plastic and Novacryl photopolymer sheets up to 1/8″ in thickness. The shear will produce a finished edge when cutting Novacryl PT Series photopolymer.
Accu Cutter’s exclusive “Flip-Up Hold-Down” is standard on all standard 3001 shears. When in the down position, it automatically applies pressure to the material to facilitate smooth, accurate cutting. When necessary, the hold-down may be flipped up out of the way to permit easy access to the blades.
Most people working with smaller shears prefer a guillotine shear that cuts from the “left to right“ while most people working with larger shears are accustomed to a guillotine shear that cuts from “right to left”. To accommodate both, the 3001 may be set up to cut in either direction. The direction of the action is set at the time of initial assembly and may be changed at any time by following the instructions in the Operator’s Manual. The reversible action feature is unique to Accu Cutter’s 3001.
The shear handle may be installed on the left or right of the shear enabling right-handed and left-handed operators to use the same shear. The handle may be moved easily and independently of the shear cutting action discussed above.
Reversible Precision Drop-Off Bar
The Precision Drop-Off Bar is full width (12″ or 18″) and is an invaluable aid for making accurate, repetitive cuts. It has two mounting positions. It may be mounted to the top blade carrier. In this position, it moves up and down with the top blade like the rear gauge on many larger guillotine shears. In the upper position, the rear gauge is above the material and doesn’t interfere with the material as it falls away from the shear after it is cut. It also may be mounted to the bottom blade carrier in a fixed position like the rear gauge for most scissors-type shears. In this position, it does not move with the upper shear blade but can interfere with the material clearing the machine after it is cut. It slides on two alignment rods and is locked in position by turning a knob on each rod.
The typical ruler is a stamped piece of thin metal. The ruler from Accu Cutter is machined from a thick, solid piece of steel. There are six separate steps involved in its manufacture with the last being a precision grinding of the front edge to ensure that the ruler is straight and true. Because of its thickness, it is very stable, and the edge will not lift or distort allowing the material to slide underneath the ruler. Lastly, the ruler is stepped to place the measuring edge close to the work surface for easier reading. The ruler is graduated in 1/16th’s of an inch.
The standard 3001 uses the same blade system pioneered by Accu Cutter on its 2001 Bench Shear. The blades are mounted with tapped bolts rather than the old fashion nut and bolt system, and the bottom blade is adjusted with set screws instead of eccentrics. A much safer, quicker and simpler method of installing and adjusting the blades.