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Vertical Sheer Bit


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Product Description

The vertical sheer tool bit is similar to a finishing tool that is used on shapers. This tool is used for finish turning only. You use this tool after you have rough turned your parts to .003″ to .010″ oversize. The recommended depth of cut for this style of cutting tool is .001″ to .003″. If you leave more than .003″ for your finish cut, you will need to take several finish passes with this tool.

Because the Vertical Sheer Bit is specifically designed to NOT cut on center-line, it is not compatible with standard Sherline tools holders. To function properly, the Vertical Sheer Bit should be used in conjunction with the Quick-Change 1/4″ Tool Holder on the Sherline Quick-Change Tool Post.

NOTE: We would like to give a special thanks to David Tisdel for bringing the Vertical Sheer Bit to our attention here at Sherline. We are sure that many Sherline machining enthusiasts will find this simple tool to be of great use in bringing a higher level of quality to their finished projects. Thank you David!

The vertical sheer bit held in the 1/4″ tool holder on the quick-change tool post.
The vertical Sheer Bit shown making a cut.


The improper use of machine tools and their accessories can result in serious injury. Before using this tool, thoroughly read the instructions and make sure you understand its proper and safe use.


Always wear safety glasses when operating machine tools.

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