Jump Shear

(Originally from here)

The Shop in Bray Lab has a jump shear for metalforming.

Setup

  • Adjust stop to length of cut
  • Place piece along straight edge (against stop)
  • Workpiece must sit flat on table

Safe operation

  • Place hands on piece away from blade guard
  • Step firmly on foot bar (support yourself for balance)
  • Beware that the foot bar rebounds upward when stepping off

Cleanup

Clean table, floor, and surrounding work area