The No. 1 Portable Shear can be easily mounted in a vise, according to company officials. A special latched hinge permits vise or bench mounting. The 24-in. handle mechanism is designed to work in a compound fashion and provide easy cutting action. It can shear 1/8-in. mild steel, and the rod can cut 5/16-in. mild steel. The offset frame permits shearing of wide sheets, straight cuts or outside curves. The blades are made of tool steel.

Heinrich Co., 2707 S. Memorial Dr., Racine, WI 53403-3299; (262) 634-4229; fax (262) 634-7365.