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Hydraulic Shears

New & Used Hydraulic Shears for Sale

Are you in the market for new or used alligator shears or industrial shears? If so, you know that they are invaluable tools for industrial recycling. Our hydraulic shears are now:

  • Safer
  • More powerful
  • Lighter
  • More usable in a variety of work conditions

Whether you need lighter and more powerful hydraulic shears for more exacting work or mostly stationary, heavy-duty shears, industrial shears can handle nearly any recycling project you are considering.

Call Solid Equipment Company at 888-813-9225 to order hydraulic shear equipment for your commercial business!

Industrial Shears for Sale

At Solid Equipment Company, we offer the following hydraulic shear equipment:

Forfex-400, -500 & -600 Alligator Shears

Alligator Shears for Sale in the United States Forfex shears come with four-sided deep-hardened blades and are available in three different models: 400, 500, and 600. These units have 16-inch, 20-inch, and 24-inch blades. This robust alligator shear is equipped with a mechanically adjustable hold-down clamp, preventing the material from kicking back. It is designed for the cleaning and cutting of non-ferrous materials. All three sizes have the same motor, pumps, and cylinder size. The only difference is the blade length. Longer blades may be able to cut a radiator in one bit rather than cutting half, rotating 180 degrees, and cutting again.

Holmatro Handheld Hydraulic Shears

holomatro shear compressorHolmatro handheld hydraulic shears are powerful and portable tools. They will handle more precise cuts than alligator shears, and you can take the tool to the material rather than bringing the material to the shear. The handheld shear is easy to use and relatively lightweight. You can use the high-pressure hydraulic tool anywhere on the job. This industrial recycling tool can be used to separate specific metal types, such as copper from brass, but can also be used to cut large diameter (armored) cable. Hydraulic shears are often used for separating individual car parts for reuse and recycling. This shear can also be used for many different demolition applications and can be used underwater, as well.

Find out more about the Holmatro brand on their site.

A-600 E Alligator Shears

Hydraulic ShearsFor reducing and cutting large metal pieces into more manageable segments for industrial recycling purposes, our powerful A-600 is an excellent option. Safe to operate and highly adjustable, the A-600 E will cut all types of metal in nearly any format or shape, with 250 tons of force capability. The equipment is compact and durable. The A-600 E model is designed to handle the toughest jobs, including high tensile strength, oversized pieces, stainless steel, and titanium.

Contact Solid Equipment Company online or call 888-813-9225 to order your new or used industrial hydraulic shears!

Alligator Shears for Heavy Work

Alligator shears are also called lever shears and crocodile shears. An alligator shear has a hinged jaw and smooth, heavy-duty “teeth” that can cut through essentially any scrap metal. Alligator shears are used worldwide in scrap yards and junkyards to help clear away non-ferrous materials by cutting them into smaller, easier-to-manage pieces.

Industrial alligator shears can help you process:

  • Radiators
  • Cable/wire
  • Reinforced rebar
  • Extrusions
  • Catalytic converters

Alligator shears can quickly cut these products and more with their powerful shearing action and jaws made of high-tempered steel. These shears come in three different sizes depending on the application:

  • 16″
  • 20″
  • 24″

While early versions of industrial shears used a flywheel to power the jaws, our alligator shears are much safer to work with and make the cuts more precise.

Are you looking for industrial alligator shears for your business? Call 888-813-9225 to learn about the variety of alligator shears we have for sale.

Precision Processing with Handheld Hydraulic Shears for Scrap Metal


While alligator shears do a great job with long, large pieces of stock and scrap, the unit is stationary, and you must bring the material to the shear. Our handheld hydraulic shears from Holmatro are ergonomic and lighter in weight and will help you get the job done efficiently and correctly.

As its name implies, industrial shears are light enough to be used by hand, making them ideal for making more precise cuts and shaping items. They also work great in the field to cut material down for transport purposes. We additionally have our Cat Cutter for extracting catalytic converters from scrap vehicles.

Handheld hydraulic shears have an upper and lower cutting surface that close in a shearing motion to cut through scrap metal. Handheld hydraulic industrial shears resemble a lobster claw with its two curved and jagged jaws that quickly dismantle scrap. They are also great for use on demotion jobs.

Want to cut the roof off of a scrapped car? Handheld shears will do it. Are you dealing with a large piece of scrap that’s too bulky to feed to alligator shears? Your handheld hydraulic industrial shears will cut out smaller sections. And when you want a piece of scrap that is of a particular dimension, your handheld hydraulic shears are the ideal tool for the job.

New & Used Industrial Shears for Sale

Alligator shears and handheld hydraulic industrial shears are relatively easy to use. They are essentially simple tools with basic controls.

When you have hydraulic shears and alligator shears at your job site, you will have the best possible tools for your industrial recycling efforts. You should be able to efficiently process scrap or make quick work of reducing the size of certain materials.

Call Solid Equipment Company at 888-813-9225 now to get your industrial hydraulic shears!


Frequently Asked Questions About Hydraulic Shears

What are hydraulic shears?

Hydraulic shears are standard within metal fabrication operations when accurate, quick cuts on metal sheets are required. These stand-alone units are pretty large and have sharp blades inside that cut the metal to the exact specifications of the operator. Hydraulic shears can also be hand-held units when the user needs precise cuts on smaller jobs. The hydraulic power gives these greater power than traditional shears, which is critical in metalwork.

Do I need hydraulic shears?

Hydraulic shears are essential for metalwork in many industrial applications. When crafting metal items, hydraulic shears make it possible to cut definitive lines. Handheld hydraulic shears are helpful in metal recycling applications because they can quickly dismantle scrap metal in the field. They also work well in demolition.

Should I choose used or new hydraulic shears?

New hydraulic shears will be more costly, but you can avoid some of the maintenance issues common with used equipment like dull blades, leaking hydraulic seals, scored cylinders, or faulty hoses. Quality used hydraulic shears can be a good investment as well. With a bit of extra maintenance compared to new equipment, you can save significantly on the upfront costs or upgrade to a larger, more powerful model for the same initial investment. At Solid Equipment Company, we offer a wide selection of new and high-quality used hydraulic shears.

Which hydraulic shears should I choose?

If you need hydraulic shears for fast processing of smaller components like sheet metal, automotive radiators, or exhaust systems that can be carried to the machine, alligator shears may be the best option. There are available for both ferrous and non-ferrous metals in a range of sizes and capacities. For disassembling items too large to carry to the shears, like car bodies, appliances, or large masses of cable and wire, handheld hydraulic shears are a good alternative and can be combined with stationary shears for a complete scrap processing solution.

What can they be used for?

Hydraulic shears are used heavily for scrap processing and metal recycling, as well as demolition. They can cut through copper, brass, aluminum, and other soft metals quite easily, and heavy-duty models can cut mild steel, stainless steel, titanium, and more. Handheld hydraulic shears are often used for removing and installing cables and wires, including armored cables, or for disassembling larger metal structures like car bodies, steel buildings, and more. Portable hydraulic shears are also used often by first responders to gain entry to damaged vehicles.