Set up power shears to cut metal sheets, plates, or bar stocks.
What does a Shear Setter do?
Sets up power shear to cut metal sheet, plate, or bar stock according to work card or blueprint specifications: Lays out cutting lines on metal stock according to work order, using ruler and square, to obtain maximum number of pieces from stock. Sets stops, guides, rake and pressure of blade on machine, using wrenches, rule, built-in gauge, or template. Measures dimensions of first piece for conformance to specifications, using rule and square, or has piece approved by inspector. Turns machine over to SHEAR OPERATOR II. May install fixtures to shear, trim, or bevel workpiece.