PCB shears are powerful cutting tools which have the ability to accurately cut printed circuit board laminates and plastics. They are available in a range of dimensions to suit different applications.
PCB shears have a strong steel blade controlled by a lever, providing guaranteed cut quality with minimal effort. For positional accuracy, the cutting bed is fitted with a ruler, which is recessed to assist in securing the PCB or sheeting whilst cutting is in progress. A cutting bed sits below the blade providing a base for accurate work with both imperial and metric edge scales and a fully adjustable front stop for use during batch work.
The main benefits of PCB shears are their accuracy and safety features. On both sides of the blade, heavy perspex is attached as a safety shield to prevent contact with the cutting area. A safety latch is also fitted to the pivot to prevent operation without it first being released.