Alligator Shears

Alligator Shears for sale

Maximise your recycling profits with our premium Alligator Shears, expertly designed to cut and separate scrap metal into different material types.

Ideal for processing scrap bars, tubes, extrusions, car radiators, gearboxes, gate valves, and more, our shears also serve critical roles in weapons destruction and cable preparation for stripping or granulation.

With over 30 years of excellence, McIntyre Alligator Shears, available in various blade lengths (150, 320, 407 mm, etc.), are engineered for durability, powered by single or 3-phase supplies, with select models offering a diesel option.

Prioritising operator safety, each shear features blade guards and foot-operated switches, with our Global range providing enhanced safety through fully enclosed working parts and optional heavy rubber curtains. Choose McIntyre for lasting quality and unmatched safety in metal recycling.

Do you sell used alligator shears?

Yes, we offer a selection of used alligator shears that have been fully serviced and are ready for immediate use. Our used shears provide a cost-effective solution without compromising on quality or performance. Each used shear has been rigorously tested to meet our high standards, ensuring you receive reliable and efficient equipment for your recycling needs.

Alligator Shears FAQs

Below are some commonly asked questions about our alligator shears. If you have more questions – contact us on +44 (0) 115 940 9630

What are alligator shears used for in recycling?

Alligator shears play a crucial role in the recycling industry, primarily used for cutting metal into manageable sizes for processing and recycling. Their powerful cutting action makes them ideal for handling a variety of metals, including scrap metal, reinforcing bars, and other materials.

What are the best types of alligator shears?

The best types of alligator shears for your needs depend on the specific requirements of your operations. Hydraulic alligator shears are renowned for their power and durability, ideal for heavy-duty cutting tasks. They offer precision and ease of control, making them suitable for a wide range of metal cutting applications. Portable alligator shears, on the other hand, provide flexibility and convenience for smaller jobs or for operations requiring mobility. Both types are designed to optimise your recycling process, with the choice between them depending on your specific operational needs, the volume of material to be processed, and the desired portability.

How do alligator shears enhance operational efficiency?

By providing a quick and safe method to cut metals, alligator shears significantly reduce preparation time for metal recycling. Their robust design and ease of operation streamline the recycling process, enhancing overall operational efficiency.

Can alligator shears cut through any metal?

Alligator shears are designed to cut through a wide range of metals; however, their cutting capacity depends on the shear size and the material’s thickness and type. Always refer to the manufacturer’s specifications for guidance.

How do I maintain my alligator shear to ensure longevity?

Regular maintenance such as cleaning, lubricating moving parts, and routine checks for wear and tear can significantly extend the life of your alligator shear. Scheduled professional servicing is also recommended to maintain optimal performance.

Are there financing options available for purchasing alligator shears?

Yes, many suppliers, including JMC Recycling, offer flexible finance options to make purchasing alligator shears more accessible. Options may include leasing, hire purchase agreements, or tailored finance solutions to meet your business needs.