These variable-speed, double-cut shears feed quickly and quietly without warping or bending your finished piece (distortion is in the waste strip), while easily following a scribed line. The material’s edges are not hardened or burred for maximum use of each sheet. The swiping action of the blades seals the edge of coated metals. Cut C.R. mild steel up to 18-gauge in straight or contour lines at over 300 inches-per-minute, most grades of stainless and plastic or Formica up to 3/32 inch thick. Also available with a contour cutting blade to cut tighter curves and the HS blade for cutting foam-filled doors.