Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    New Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    2
    Location
    Waterloo, Ia
    Tractor
    Huskee

    Default Bypass shear shrpening question. Has anybody tried this?

    As you know the bypass shear is one of the best shears out there. If you have a professional or hvyduty grade this shear can almost make it through anything. I am a cable install tech and I use it to cut through dual quad shield coax, 10g ground wire and anything else that gets in my way. What I would like to know is if anyone out there has tried sharpening the bottom flat blade of this tool? My plan was to buy the dremel garden tool sharpening attachment. What I was thinking is that both blades being sharp would shear through wire like butter. Has anybody tried doing this, does anybody have any other suggestions or is this just a bad idea? Any answers would be much appreciated.
    Last edited by TheCableGuy; 08-20-2012 at 12:42 AM.

  2. #2
    Epic Contributor Bird's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2000
    Posts
    38,147
    Location
    Texas

    Default Re: Bypass shear shrpening question. Has anybody tried this?

    I have not tried sharpening the bottom flat blade, but I do thoroughly clean it at times with the wire wheel on my 6" bench grinder. I sharpen the other piece with a 2" or 3" sanding disk in my pneumatic angle die grinder.
    Bird

  3. #3
    Super Star Member LD1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    11,542
    Location
    Central Ohio
    Tractor
    Kubota l3400

    Default Re: Bypass shear shrpening question. Has anybody tried this?

    If what I "think" you are talking about, NO I would not sharpen the bottom. Only one side is supposed to cut. The other is simply there to hold the piece you are cutting.

    I think it you sharpen the bottom blade, it will cut worse. Cause instead of ONE side cutting (and cutting all the way through) you will have two sides trying to cut. You will end up with an un-cut section in the middle that trys to force the blades away from each other.

    Similar to what happens when trying to cut something like thick cardboard with a cheap pair of scissors. How the scissors kinda twist and wedges the cardboard between the blades in the wrong direction.

    This is just my opinion and its worth what you paid for it.
    ".........there is only one way to find out."
    "Ok, hold my beer and watch this.........."


    Ford 5500 Backhoe
    Kubota L3400GST W/LA463 FEL
    2005 Dodge 3500 4x4 Diesel
    8N Rebuilt and restored
    Bushhog 306
    3 Homemade wood hauling trailers
    Dolmar 6400 84cc ported
    Sachs-Dolmar 120SI Ported
    (4) Sachs-Dolmar 116SI Ported
    Dolmar PS540
    Sachs-Dolmar 115i
    Sachs-Dolmar 117
    Sachs-Dolmar 112

  4. #4
    Super Member CompactTractorFan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    7,959
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Tractor
    Kubota BX25

    Default Re: Bypass shear shrpening question. Has anybody tried this?

    Also keep in mind that they were not designed to cut wire in the first place.
    Kyle - CompactTractorFan

    Kubota BX25 w/R4's (23 hp, 17.7 PTO hp), Loader, Backhoe, 60" Mid Mount Mower, Cyclone Rake Z-10 Lawn Vacuum, CountyLine Carryall, Ferris 48" Walk-Behind Mower, Honda 21" Walk-Behind Mower, Mighty Mac 4" Chipper/Shredder,
    2000 Dodge Intrepid, 2012 Ford F-150 EcoBoost

Similar Threads

  1. tree shear question
    By 05rammer in forum Land Clearing Equipment
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 06-04-2012, 07:14 PM
  2. hydraulic bypass question
    By lwalsh in forum John Deere Owning/Operating
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-25-2011, 08:35 PM
  3. Hypothetical question on pressure bypass
    By jmc in forum Hydraulics
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 02-19-2010, 06:49 PM
  4. Shear bolt question.
    By birch in forum Attachments
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 12-28-2007, 09:33 PM
  5. Shear Pin question
    By Typhoon in forum Owning/Operating
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 07-07-2003, 04:39 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2014 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.