Item # 11797 BRAND: Eastwood

Eastwood Throatless Shear

Quick, clean cuts in metal: straight, curved or more intricate
Quick, clean cuts in metal: straight, curved or more intricate
Eastwood Throatless Shear is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 42.
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Quick, clean cuts in metal: straight, curved or more intricate
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Eastwood Throatless Shear

Product Overview:

Description

The Eastwood Throatless Metal Shear Features:

Throatless Bench Shear makes quick, clean, cuts in metal—straight, curved, or more intricate

  • Rack and pinion gearing, plus extended handle, improve your leverage
  • Tool steel blades slice thru 14 gauge mild steel, 14 gauge aluminum, 18 gauge stainless
  • Throatless shear is crafted of rugged cast iron

This is not your typical metal cutter. Our rugged, cast iron throatless shear allows you to make straight, intricately curved and irregular cuts in metal with ease and accuracy.

Eastwood Throatless Shear

Throatless hand shear design amplifies leverage with rack and pinion gearing and an extended handle, so you’ll easily slice through 14-ga. mild steel, 14-ga. aluminum and 18-ga. stainless. Tool steel blades (adjustable for wear) provide burr-free cuts. Metal cutter’s base has three holes for mounting this throatless hand shear on your workbench or our 13162 Tool Stand.

Specifications

Maximum Cutting Thickness:
  • 14 Gauge Mild Steel
  • 14 Gauge Aluminum
  • 18 Gauge Stainless Steel

In the Box

Contents

  • (1) 4” Metal Shear
  • (1) 17” Handle

Guides & Accessories

Instructions

Safety Information

Thoroughly read and understand this manual before using.

This tool has EXTREMELY SHARP cutting blades with amplified leverage on the upper blade which can quickly cause severe injury or loss of fingers! Keep fingers and hands away from moving parts when operating.

Click here to see safety products

Accessories

13162 Tool Stand lets you work at a comfortable 30-1/2" height.

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Throatless shear I make weather vanes and this product for me is invaluable. No more cutting propellers and fins with tin snips.A little hard to get used to, but now that I have mastered it there are no problems I cut 26 -22 ga sheets with absolute ease. Of course as always, after I bought it, now it's on sale. Oh well !
Date published: 2019-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Throw away your snips... Wish i had bought this years ago!! After a bit of adjustment it was cutting like a hot knife thru butter. A lot better than trying to cut tight curves and angles than a pair of snips...!!
Date published: 2019-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from worth the money and the blades last i think i bought mine almost ten years ago, ive cut allot of 14 ga allot of 18ga and allot of 1/16 aluminum. i should get new blades but it still cuts good, not as good at the tight bends when it had sharp blades, thats why im considering new blades. i havent tried to adjust the blades yet though. i dont use this in a professional environment but i would if i had my own business, this tool has by far paid for itself over the years.
Date published: 2019-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Great I bought this to cut 14 gauge metal and thinner, I have to say it works great right out of the box. I was concerned if it would cut 14 gauge metal but did it with no problem. Great add to my tool collection. Been using it regularly with no problems.
Date published: 2018-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Should have bought this long ago! I bought this about a month ago, I used to use cutoff wheels, this tool is a hundred times faster, have cut 16 ga cold rolled flat steel like a knife through butter, straight and arcs! Highly recommend!
Date published: 2018-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another good product for the money So far i am pleased with this product. Mine cut well right out of the box. I have only made sample cuts, but this should save lots of time and money.
Date published: 2018-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my favorites I bought this shear after seeing one of these Beverly-style shears in action at one of Gene Winfield's classes. Since then, I have been using it almost daily. After a few adjustments and a couple of practice pieces to get everything dialed in, this tool has done everything I have asked of it. I have cut 14ga aluminum, 18ga and 22ga steel, No problems. In my eyes, this beats snips, nibblers and the bandsaw for the bulk of what I do in my shop. I will say that if you are going to mount this to something, mount it higher than you would mount a vice. I found my 'sweet spot' was to have the blade be an inch higher than my elbow. This kept me from hunching over the thing with each cut, and made it easy to steer the material being cut. Your mileage may vary.
Date published: 2017-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Throatless Shear I have needed one of these shears for years and decided on this one, and i am glad I did.
Date published: 2017-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good little shear Overall I'm very happy with its performance - a few enhancements could make it even better. 1) The handle does not store in the up right position with the blade closed - for safety. If you want it with the blade closed - the handle stick out and gets in your way. 2) I used a piece of angle iron bolted to base so I could use in a vise - making it shop friendly and keeping my benches clear for other work.
Date published: 2015-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely fantastic! I had a rather long wait for it to get back in stock. I have been cutting 16 gauge steel for armor smithing. Cuts flawlessly, and I might say a heck of a lot better than tin snips (almost impossible to cut heavy gauge sheet metal).
Date published: 2015-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous For The Price!!! Please keep in mind this is not a $800+ Beverly shear - for the price, it is well made and I'm very pleased with my shear which I purchased a year ago now. I find I can make very accurate cuts, trimming off slivers of metal without smushing or creasing even the thin gauges. I work mainly in copper, brass and some steel sheet. I had no problem with assembly at all.
Date published: 2015-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You gotta have one First it looked like it could of been a Harbor Freight special, but once I started to work with it it supriesed me. Built a stand for it and mounted next to my bender machine. Now its's a valuable pace of my shop.
Date published: 2014-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from worth the money I've used this a lot on my truck restoration, makes nice cuts, and works much better than a saw!
Date published: 2014-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good tool It`s much easier to stay on the line with the shear than it is with my jigsaw. This is a good addition to my home metal shop
Date published: 2014-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Tool for the price I like it. cuts through aluminum like butter.
Date published: 2013-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Tool for the price I like it. cuts through aluminum like butter.
Date published: 2013-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very cool Good product
Date published: 2013-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great time saver. We purchased this Economy Throatless Shear for our company's Engineering protoype shop. It works very nice for curved or straight cuts. Metal distortion from shearing the material is minimal. This along with with the brake we purchased at the same time, allows us to make prototype parts in house. This saves much time and money over sending out simple parts to a job shop.
Date published: 2012-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very versatile Between the 30 inch shear, brake slipo roll mahine and this handy tool I can do tons of work with aluminum on my reverse trike project. Another great tool from Eastwood, well worth the cost!
Date published: 2011-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT i purchased the throatless shear, it works better than I had ever thought. I don't know why I didn't get one years ago. It's a must for doing any kind of sheet metal work, a real time saver....
Date published: 2010-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Economy Throatless Shear Packaged and labeled extremely well.Great buy.Will do more business with EASTWOOD.
Date published: 2010-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good value for the price This is an imported tool. I bought it at 50% off, so how bad could it be. I took it apart, cleaned off the blue paint, regreased and adjusted the blades. It works perfectly. I got a great deal and the tool performs nicely. Eastwood should make this one here in the USA. Thanks again for great tools and service. JC
Date published: 2009-12-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Throat less cutter When you buy this type of tool consider what you will use it for. Cutting larger metal requires help or have the tool set in something like a table. Cuts 18 gauge like butter.
Date published: 2021-12-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Shear for a good price I have cut miles of plate with this tool, both straight cuts and curves. Maneuvers easily through tight curves, however the thick paint can cause some issues. I simply removed it in the cut areas and now no problems. Blades last a long while but buy extras to keep cuts clean.
Date published: 2018-12-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works great Bought this a couple of years ago. After adjusting the blades and replacing the broken adjusting screw it has been working great, would highly recommend it for light sheet metal cutting.
Date published: 2017-03-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good piece of kit This item arrived at my home in the UK in good condition and was able to use starightaway without any adjustments.It does what Eastwood claim cutting thin sheet metal with straight or curved edges.
Date published: 2015-10-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good quality machine i needed a tool to cut 1.6 mm sheet steel,have tried nibblers,jigsaws etc,this tool does the job easy and quick,well worth the expense,saves lots of time and effort.
Date published: 2015-04-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fair value I can see why a person may be frustrated with this product when it arrives. It cannot be immediately used right out of the box, at least mine wasn't useable. It had to be tightened up. The bed blade had to be ground for proper clearance and the handle was very loose and needed to be shimmed. It now works very well.
Date published: 2014-12-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from decent tool My boss bought one of these cutters for the shop. We used it for just over a year with no problems, once it was setup it took a little adjustment to the blade and had to tighten the pivot bolt everyonce in awhile. I liked it enough im going to purchase one for my own shop.
Date published: 2014-10-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice tool to have if you do a lot of fabrication Just got done raising the transmission tunnel up 3 inches and had to fab up a cover on the rear. The shear worked great. Got a nice moon shaped cutout with a 5 inch diameter. Distortion was mild, flattend the piece out with a couple of two by fours and welded it into place.
Date published: 2013-12-14
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Questions & Answers

I need a shear for cutting silver sheet for jewelry- when cutting a 1/2” strip off a sheet, would it come out clean, or would it be deformed?

Asked by: Kat 707
This item will give you a clean cut.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2020-12-09

Will these shears cut copper sheet? If so, up to what gauge?

Asked by: Frankie
Yes this tool will cut copper sheets up to 12 gauge in thickness.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2021-05-21

Can this cut. 063 aluminum diamond plate?

Asked by: UNCO101
Yes this would not be an issue.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2019-10-21

Other than "technical support" is there a warranty on the parts and frame//

Asked by: PlJames
This item has a 1 year warranty against manufacturer defects.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2019-07-31

I just got this shear and tried a few cuts.  I am having difficulty keeping the cut straight.  The shear pulls the sheet in a counter-clockwise rotation. I have to keep pulling it to the left to keep the blade on the cutting line.  What am I doing wrong?

Asked by: Bill
Generally, this issues is caused by improper blade adjustment. Please refer to blade adjustments in the instruction manual on page 4
Answered by: Bob G
Date published: 2020-12-09

The cutting blade looks like it is angled. Will the edge of the cut be angled or straight 90 degrees? And can the straight cuts turn out completely straight? I need to cut sheet metal both precisely straight and into circles for my work. Info appreciated.

Asked by: Vio86
This shear will make perfect straight and angled cuts on a piece of metal or aluminum.
Answered by: SeanW
Date published: 2019-09-13

Do you plan to ship to Europe? Thank you.

Asked by: Bogdan
While we do not currently ship internationally to individuals we do have international distributors. The list can be found here: https://www.eastwood.com/customer-service-onepage Hopefully one is close enough for you to work with.
Answered by: Scott C
Date published: 2019-09-13

Can this machine cut the stainless steel 0.9mm?

Asked by: Gayan
This unit is rated to be able to cut up to 18 gauge stainless. The metric conversion of 18 gauge is 1.2mm. You should be fine to cut that thickness with our unit.
Answered by: Scott C
Date published: 2020-06-30

Whel will this procuct be available again?

Asked by: Dan O
This product is due in Early March and should be back very shorty.
Answered by: Scott C
Date published: 2019-09-13

Will this handle .125" aluminum? I see it will handle 14 gauge (.0747 steel), so almost twice that in aluminum is doable or no?

Asked by: Nick
This unit will cut up to 12 gauge aluminum.
Answered by: Scott C
Date published: 2018-02-04

can this shear cut thin soft metal like 22 or 26 ga copper or silver?

Asked by: Metalsmither
This unit can certainly cut softer metals.
Answered by: Scott C
Date published: 2017-12-04

Will this cut soft steel wire that is about .48 mm thick in multiples without wrapping on the blade? Wire the thickness of a needle for sewing but softer? Cut several of those at one time?

Asked by: HandGman
Although we have never tested with wire so small I would say since this is about 27 gauge you should be perfectly fine to slice.
Answered by: Scott C
Date published: 2019-04-17

Will these blades fit in a beverly  B2

Asked by: Dennis the menace
Take the blades to a local sharpening service, knifes, scissors, saw blades, etc. They did mine for $20.00.
Answered by: Rick0069
Date published: 2019-07-17

Can anyone tell me the mounting measurements? (The base) thank you. 

Asked by: RyTang
If drawn like a triangle the shortest side will be 2 5/8" and the longer side will be 4 inches.
Answered by: S Church
Date published: 2019-02-19

16ga s.s sheet cutting as possible 

Asked by: paltu
This shear is only designed to cut up to 18 gauge stainless steel. 16 would be thicker then what this product can cut.
Answered by: S Church
Date published: 2017-07-09

will it cut 18 gauge metal

Asked by: scrapmetal
Yes.  It will cut up to 18 gauge stainless and up to 14 gauge mild steel.
Answered by: NLC15
Date published: 2017-12-30

Will this cut aluminum 

Asked by: Rms7430
do you sell replacement blades for your economy throatless shear item # 11797
Answered by: small block
Date published: 2021-08-05

When adjusting the shears how close to you want the mass to be . Need to know-how to properly make adjustw

Asked by: John61
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