One of the major benefits of steel is its strength and durability. It’s the reason we use steel beams to build the world’s tallest skyscrapers. However, that also means we require specialized equipment to manufacture steel products. The shears in our North Vancouver metal shop allow us to cut steel and various other metals without using heat.

How it works

Often Shearing is one of the first steps in the manufacturing process for a variety of metal projects. Just like scissors are used to cut paper, shears use cutting blades and substantial force to break the metal workpiece into smaller pieces. This allows our metal workers to remove excess material and create the initial shape of the part. Some other processes use lasers and plasma to make cuts. However, the heat involved can melt or burn the steel and distort the finished product. That’s why we use shears at our North Vancouver metal shop.

Increased Precision

While shears can create clean cuts without heat distortion, it is more difficult to make smaller cuts requiring a high-level of precision. That’s why Hardings Steel also offers leading edge Water Jet Cutting services out of our North Vancouver metal shop. This process uses pressurized water jets to make incredibly precise cuts to within 3/100ths of an inch, without running the risk of heat distortion. By offering both water jet cutting and shearing services, the expert metal workers at Hardings Steel are fully equipped to meet the exact specifications of your project.

To learn more about any of our metal fabrication services or to request an estimate, contact Hardings Steel in North Vancouver today!

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Rick Harris


"We have worked with Hardings Steel Company for 9 years now and are extremely happy with all the work they have installed around our complex."

Rick Harris, Superintendent, Building Services, North Vancouver Recreation Commission

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