ShearingThe hydraulic shear is used to quickly and accurately cut flat metal sheets into pieces of any size. During the shearing process, an upper blade and a lower blade are forced past each other with the space between them determined by a required offset. Normally, one of the blades remains stationary. Its ability to make straight-line cuts on flat sheet stock. Metal shearing can be performed on sheet, strip, bar, plate, and even angle stock. Bar and angle materials can only be cut to length.