You can count on our shearing services to produce a straight, clean cut.

shearingMetal Supermarkets shears all types of metal in sheet and plate to your exact specifications. Order as few or as many pieces as you’d like, and in a wide variety of thicknesses. Most of our stores are equipped with ¼” x 10” hydraulic shears that cut aluminum, brass, copper, stainless steel and a variety of types of steel. Our shears produce a straight, clean cut – no need to worry about burred edges or uneven cuts. Our professional, highly-trained staff will ensure the metal is sheared to your exact specifications.


Shearing involves the cutting of sheet and plate with high precision. Shears have a top and bottom blade and this process is very similar to cutting a piece of paper with scissors. Shears use blades made of high-carbon steel, which is extremely hard and allows the shear to cut through a variety of metals. Shearing is a standard service offered by Metal Supermarkets. Visit, call or email one of our 80+ worldwide locations to learn more about our shearing services.

Please note all items require tolerances. On sheared sheet and plate, our tolerance is +/- 0.125″ (all dimensions). On saw-cut items, our tolerance is -0/+0.125″ (length only).

Metal Supermarkets – Steel, Aluminum, Stainless, Hot-Rolled, Cold-Rolled, Alloy, Carbon, Galvanized, Brass, Bronze, Copper

Over 90 locations in North America offering instant access to a wide variety of metal types, shapes, sizes and grades.

Find your closest store

Get a Quote Fast