Shears & Corner
Precision Slip Roller & Column Maker
PO Box 1170
Carlisle, PA 17013
160 Stover Drive
Carlisle, PA 17015
A Complete Redesign!
12" Model 2001EVO
In 2006 Accucutter® completely redesigned the Model 2001 12” Shear. The
new design is the result of two years of systematically evaluating and field
testing every component of the shear. The
result of the development effort is a new shear that is lighter, more
compact, more durable, and easier to use. At first glance it may look the
same old shear, but the shear table is the only part that remains
the same as the original 2001. It is the complete evolution of the 12”
table shear and is named the 2001EVO. Listed below are just some of
the features that make the 2001EVO unique.
Five oil impregnated bronze bushings have
been added to reinforce pivot points and extend the usable life of the
shear. The bushings take the abuse and protect the parts of the shear. When
the bushings wear, they are inexpensive and easy to replace.
Lighter & More Compact
The 2001EVO is still a 12” shear.
However, as a result of the redesign the weight has been reduced by five
pounds and the overall height and length have been reduced by two inches.
The shear now takes less bench space and is easier to move around the shop.
Improved Drop-Off Gauge
Most drop-off gauges are set by tightening a
thumb screw or bolt on a rod. When this is done, it makes a mark on the rod.
Eventually there are so many marks on the rod that they interfere with the
adjustment of the drop-off gauge. Accucutter®’s new drop-off gauge pinches
the rod when it is tightened. There is no mark, and the drop-off gauge
remains infinitely adjustable. The drop-off gauge is shown to the right, and
it also shown mounted on the shear in the right picture at the top of the
The operating geometry of the 2001 has been modified
and bronze bushings added to
improve its leverage. The result is a 35% reduction in the effort required to operate the
shear. The improvement is noticeable regardless of the material being cut, and it is
particularly dramatic when cutting hard materials like engravers brass and brass plated
A blade stabilizer
or brace has been developed and added to the upper blade holder to improve the
ability to shave or trim harder materials like brass plated steel.
The typical ruler
is a stamped piece of thin metal. The ruler from Accucutter® is machined from a solid piece of steel. There are six steps involved in its manufacture with the
last being a precision grinding of the front edge to insure that the ruler is straight and
true. Because of its thickness, it is very stable, and the edge will not lift or distort
allowing material to slide underneath the ruler. Lastly, the ruler is stepped to place the
measuring edge close to the work surface for easier reading. The ruler is graduated in
1/16th's of an inch.
There is a 2.5
square block on the 2001EVO and similar shears that is the connection between the handle
and the upper blade holder. It has a slot in it. Every time the handle is moved, a pin
moves in the slot. The slot is under great pressure and subject to wear, particularly if
it is not lubricated regularly. Originally it was made from aluminum, but
Accucutter® changed it to steel several years ago to improve the
durability of the shear. Now an oil impregnated bronze bushing has been added
for even greater durability.
Curved Power Blades
The Curved Power Blade represents a
substantial performance improvement for the scissors type shear. The new blade with its
graceful curve replaces the old style, straight edge blade. The new blade improves
both the quality of the cut and ease of operation of the 2001 Shear. The Curved Power
Blades were developed by Accucutter® and are available for cutting metal or plastic.
They are standard on the 2001 Shears and are also available as replacement blades
for all 2001 Shears. The bottom blade remains unchanged.
Operators Manual is included with every 2001EVO. The manual provides
information and instructions concerning the set up and proper use of the 2001EVO,
installing and adjusting the blades, and proper maintenance and safety procedures.
In addition, Accucutter® is always available by telephone to provide the shear operator
with advice and assistance.
Brass Plated Steel..................................... .020"
Size & Weight:
Size: 23"L x
15"W x 8"H
Weight: Approximately 25 lbs.
Availability & Ordering
check for current availability and delivery. At the time of ordering it is necessary to specify which
type of blade you prefer. The choices are either for metal, for plastic or a combination
blade. If you are unsure which blade will be best for you, call
Accucutter® to discuss
Model 2001EVO, $395.00
Accessories For The 2001 Series
When material is cut on a shear, it can creep or move
from the cutting force of the shear. A Tru-Square helps prevent this.
When installed, it forms a right angle with the ruler and is parallel to the
blades. As the material is cut, the cutting force pushes it into the
Tru-Square. The material can't move, and creep is eliminated. The
Tru-Square also serves as a front gauge and is an invaluable aide for
making accurate, repetitive plaques. (Note: With the new Step Ruler, only
the Tru-Square Guide is required!)
Tru-Square Guide Only, $35.00
Tru-Square Ruler (Step), $49.95
Tru-Square Guide & Step Ruler, $84.95
Drop Off Bar
The Drop Off Bar is an
extension of the drop off gauge included with the 2001EVO. It
provides a right hand stop or back gauge that is the full length of the
cutting area of the shear and is similar to the back gauge on many larger
commercial shears. Its greater length compared to other back gauges makes it
easier to use and more accurate for longer cuts. Like Accucutter®’s
new drop off gauge, the Drop Off Bar pinches the rod when it
is tightened. There is no mark, and the Drop Off Bar remains infinitely
adjustable. It is available as an accessory for any 2001 Shear regardless of age.
Drop Off Bar (2001EVO), $59.95
Drop Off Bar (All 2001's Except 2001EVO), $99.95
Drop Off Gauge, $49.95
Measured Rod (2001EVO), $29.95
Prices and specifications are subject to change without prior notice.