Top 100: Low-Maintenance Shears

September 28, 2010

MSD Saber Series Billed as Stanley LaBounty's most productive shears, the MSD Saber Series features a two-way reversible, bolt-on "Saber Tip," which allows users to rotate or change a tip in 15 minutes. This results in less welding and downtime, says the company. The upper jaw is supported with slide pucks on both sides, which increases pivot and jaw component life, cutting efficiency and blade life. A reduced shroud height provides increased visibility. All cylinders are capable of operating up to 5,500 psi. Non-rotating models are also available. Estimated list price: $70,000 to $215,000.