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Malco TurboShear TSHD1A Air Powered




Use AIR PRESSURE for unstoppable shearing power in heavy sheet metal! Combined with Malco s unique TurboShearHD design, the TSHD1A is the ultimate tool for those who want to make fast, easy cuts, any kind of cuts, in most common sheet metals. This versatile, compact pneumatic shear cuts straight and to the left and is capable of navigating profiles, tight patterns or square corners. Compatible with standard on-the-job or in-the-shop air supply set-ups. Long wearing blades are easily replaced on the job. The TSHD1A comes complete; you supply the compressed air and hose/connections.

Air supply requirements:

  • 4CFM, 133 L/Min
  • 90psi, 6.2 Bar

What materials will the turbo shear cut?

TSHD1A cuts 18-gauge (1.32 mm) galvanized steel (HVAC duct work, auto body panels), 20-gauge (.82 mm) non hardened carbon steel and stainless steel (metal roofing panels), 14-gauge (1.54 mm) aluminum (trim coil, flashing), and .100 inch (2.55 mm) copper (metal roofing, gutters).

The TSHD1A is not rated for spiral duct.

How clean is the cut?

TSHD1A- The Turboshear metal cutting series will make clean cuts throughout the range of thicknesses of material listed above. The tool will need to be adjusted when going from very thin to thick material and vice versa.

How do you adjust the tool to get the optimum cut?
TSHD1A – The clearance between the cutting jaws is adjustable in order to achieve the optimum cut for thick or thin material. To adjust, locate the 3/16 set screw on the back of the tool, towards the front of the tool near the jaws. Turn it clockwise to tighten the gap of the jaws for thinner material or counterclockwise to make the gap of the jaws larger for thicker material.

Additional information

Weight 56 oz
Dimensions 16 × 12 × 6 in



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Malco Products, Inc. got its start in 1950 when a young steel supply salesman, Mark W.Keymer, decided to manufacture and market a pipe crimper he had invented for use in installing the "new" sheet metal ductwork used with forced air heating systems. More tools soon followed, including: the first hand seamer to employ compound leverage; a time saving hand notcher that made a V-shaped cut in one motion; and a hand operated, snap lock punch to complete the basic sheet metal tool set. Today Malco Products, Inc. is the nation's leading manufacturer of "tools of the trade" for HVAC (Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning) professionals. In 1975 Malco also created a vital specialty tool market for EXTERIOR REMODELING professionals (Installers of Roofing, Siding and Gutter) and holds the leadership position in that niche as well. Corporate headquarters and manufacturing facilities are located in Annandale, Minnesota, just outside the Minneapolis / St. Paul metroplex. Malco continues its founder's tradition of leadership and innovation by addressing a changing industry landscape and responding to emerging market needs for new specializations and more customized products and services.


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