This standard applies to those mechanically, hydraulically, hydra-mechanically, or pneumatically powered shears used to cut material by shearing and which utilize a fixed blade(s) and non-rotary moving blade(s).
The shears that are excluded from the requirements of this standard are slitting-rotary, nibblers; coil slitters; portable hand tools; rotary-blade slitters and shears; iron workers; alligator; angle, bar, bean, channel, and notching machines.
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