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06:31 Aug 3, 2000
German to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase:durchlaufblechschere, figurenblechschere
A Durchlaufblechschere is for long, straight cuts.
A Figurenblechschere is used for holes and internal arcs.
The only shears I found is a hand plate shears for short, straight cuts and external arcs.
Thanks to both of you!
I actually chose squaring shears and profiling shears.
Straight-cut would have been misleading because the hand plate shears is also cutting straight. 3 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer
Explanation: Ernst has sheet or plate shears for = Blechschere. It would sound natural in an English-speaking construction environment to use the common-sense expressions I suggest.
By the way, shears is plural in form, although it is a single object.
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