Last Monday I spoke with Shane at Baileigh Industrial regarding a throatless sheet metal shear I was considering adding to my growing arsenal of tools. I often make patch panels, as well as other items from 18 gauge sheet. I use a nibbler that cuts quickly, but shoots multitudes of evil little crescent shapes every where to instantly burrow their way in to your footwear. I also use a Matabo cut off tool. It belches sparks like a midevil dragon, but does get the job done. Along with various saws, snips etc. After conferring with Shane I did order the shear from him. The order was placed Monday afternoon. It was delivered to my door Thursday after lunch. That is fast shipping indeed. (north Minnesota to New Orleans) I have made a few cuts with the shear and it seems like it will do just what I was wanting. it is fast, quiet and easy to operate. The cuts are very accurate and it will cut curves as well, with a bit of practice. It was enjoyable to speak with a tool rep that is also a car guy and understood just what I needed. The tool was fairly priced and a couple of hundred less than the Beverly tool I was looking at originally. I do try to adhere to American made as much as possible. In this case my budget dictated otherwise. I would recommend guys needing fabricating tools to give Shane at Baileigh a call.