Tennsmith 52F Foot Shear


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Tennsmith’s squaring shears offer precision shearing and rugged construction at an affordable price. The shear frame, bed and cutter head assemblies are constructed of heavy-duty cast iron. The shear bed is machined and then surface ground to precision tolerances to ensure an accurate working surface.

These shears feature tri-action, high-carbon/high chromium (HCHC) steel blades. Both the upper and lower blades have a 2-degree edge relief and the lower blade has an additional 1-degree face relief for maximum material penetration with minimum effort. Tri-action blades help prevent material movement while shearing, prolonging blade life.

Tennsmith shears have the most complete adjustment features of any sheet metal shear on the market. The lower shear blade is bed adjusting and the upper blade is adjustable by means of a truss bar on the cutter head. The spring-activated hold-down feet clamp the work piece securely in place and are easily adjustable to compensate holding pressure for light or heavy gauge material.

There is ample clearance between the hold-down feet and shear blades to allow good operator vision for line-of-sight cutting. The standard, double-locking back gauge, which features embossed scales and vernier wheels for fine adjustment, gives highly accurate readings.


Standard equipment includes a backgauge, front extension arms with stop, bevel gauge and graduated side scales.

Additional options:

  • Squaring arm

Technical Information:

  • 16ga maximum shearing capacity (mild steel)
  • 20ga maximum shearing capacity (stainless steel)
  • 52-1/4 in. maximum cutting length
  • 30 in. back gauge range
  • 37 in. font gauge range
  • 60″ x 80″ floor spae (gauges in position)
  • Dimensions L61″ x W36″ x H42″ (less gauges)
  • Shipping Weight 950 lbs.



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