A Guillotine, sometimes referred to as a Shearing Machine, cuts various types of sheet metal and heavy steel sheets for fabrication.
To use it, a steel sheet is clamped into the guillotine under the top cutting beam by means of hold downs and then by pressing the foot pedal which activates the top blade, the top beam moves down to cut through the sheet. This works like a pair of scissors as it presses past the bottom blade fixed to the machine. This is known as shearing.
There are two types of Guillotines – hydraulic and mechanical, both of which perform the same task, mechanical however cuts sheet metal quicker than hydraulic but both types of Guillotines cut accurately
Machine Tool Exchange has a large range of used hydraulic and mechanical guillotines perfect for cutting or shearing sheet metal. We have the expertise to give you advice on the guillotine that’s best suited to your particular production needs. All used machines stocked by Machine Tool Exchange are refurbished and serviced by our technicians so that our customers receive quality and reliable products.