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Old 02-10-2017, 06:03 PM
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I had my reasons for bringing this back up, I need one and have never bought one. said sheepishly.

Cutting patterns at times could be of benefit.

HF does still carry it.

I see Grizzly carrying a bench mount single handle shear, but it's not throatless.

I've seen this shear at other places now.. But imagine HF still has the best price..
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Old 02-10-2017, 06:54 PM
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I have not yet checked here or in Laf as yet for one, but as soon as I feel better I'm sure I'll not put it off for long.

I've got several odd shaped patterns that need to be made for on-going projects and will have to have one on a table.
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Old 02-11-2017, 02:45 PM
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Jef,
I bought this shear right after cutter first posted about it 10 years ago. It is most definitely NOT a Beverly but it IS in fact one of the HF gems.
I have cut miles of sheet metal with mine and I am still using the original blades that came with it. I have a spare set of blades that I bought when I bought the shear but never had the need to replace them.

If I ever come across a B1 for a reasonable price I will still buy it and get rid of my HF copy. With that said, I still think that the HF throatless shear is a pretty damn good tool for the price paid.
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Old 02-11-2017, 06:44 PM
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I'll be in Laf Sunday and will try to find one on the shelf.

Thanks all for the help with this. Appreciated much.
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Thanks for the writeup Cutter, looks interesting. The price of $80 sure went up in 10 years, though!
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Old 02-17-2017, 11:10 AM
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Have mine bolted to a T bracket. Clamp it in the vise when needed, out of the way when not being used.
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Old 02-18-2017, 11:30 AM
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Thanks for the writeup Cutter, looks interesting. The price of $80 sure went up in 10 years, though!
HMMM...just yesterday the local HF had one in the "clearance/open box" section for $65. Now if only I had a use for it...
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Old 02-20-2017, 08:54 AM
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This thread about the throatless shear has had my attention for sometime now. I happened to be reading the previous edition of Hemmings Motor News and saw an ad for a throatless shear. Here is what Woodward Fab offers. I assume the smaller one is comparable to HF's?? Just wondering if it looks to be same or better quality????? http://www.woodwardfab.com/product-c...ss-hand-shear/
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Old 02-20-2017, 09:37 PM
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Looks like the Woodward item is a straight cutting shear. I have a 12 " version for those cuts. The beverly style shear will cut curves, but in thinner material than mentioned in the add.
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Old 02-25-2017, 09:10 PM
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Ok, so I'm now the proud owner of a HF throat less shear.

I had a bit of time this afternoon before I head off to the shop tonight and did some shopping for food and stopped by HF just in case.

I found 2 NIB under a shelf and found a third sitting on the shelf where items that I'm guessing out of the box for viewing on the shelf.

It was sitting there with a nice price of $111, with no box or manual.

Stopped a little fellow working and asked him if he could do better on the price due to no box and no manual.

Knocked it down to $89 which seemed fair.

I picked up some of the magnets for holding steel parts while fitting up and headed to the checkout counters.

I had a coupon for 20% off for the magnets, but noticed the guy behind the register was putting a lower price on the 12 each large magnets of one size and 2 packs of six each of the other small ones. They were already 20% off on the sticker that I had not noticed. Cool.

He asked if I'd rather put the 20% off on the funny looking thing on the counter and I said sure, but that John had already knocked the price down to $89 and I didn't want to quibble.

He used the coupon and with tax the magnets cost about as much as the shear. wow I'm happy. Of course, happier if it works. lol
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