Allied-Gator Offers New Blade Design

Company says serrated blade design creates up to 50 percent longer product life.

July 15, 2013
Recycling Today Staff
Equipment & Products

Allied-Gator, Youngstown, Ohio, is now offering what it calls an innovative new blade design made exclusively for the company’s MT mobile shear line. Allied-Gator says its new Serrated Gator Blades have undergone extensive field testing that has “proven Serrated Gator Blades outlast traditional shear blades by up to 50 percent longer when processing general scrap and up to 90 percent longer when shearing steel wire and cable.”

The new technology is an option that is available to any current Allied-Gator MT customer regardless of tool size, and no product modifications are needed to the MT, says the company.

“The serrations of the MT’s new blades are designed to progressively pass through material like a saw blade, rather than forcing the shear to chop through a large mass of material like an axe,” says Mike Ramun, Allied-Gator sales and marketing manager. “This new blade design does not rely solely on sharp shear blade edges to achieve the cut. Instead of a snipping effect, these blades generate a tearing action. This allows the MT shear to grip and tear scrap materials, which is a far more efficient cutting method than the traditional ‘scissoring effect’ utilized by all other mobile shear blades.”

As the MT’s dual moving shear jaws close on structural steel, each serration systematically yields and tears scrap material along the blades’ cutting path. “This new method of shearing greatly reduces the overall wear and tear to the tool. It’s like perforating a sheet of paper as you tear it.” says Ramun.

Traditional blades force steel wire and cable to the throat of the jaw and can cause severe uneven wear and damage to that specific blade area, says Ramun, and uneven blade wear has caused many recyclers to dread cutting steel wire and cable with their mobile shears. With Serrated Gator Blades in the MT, the serrations trap steel wire and cable along the blades as the jaws close. This allows the blades to progressively rip and tear the cable apart on its way to the throat, according to Allied-Gator.

Ramun says the new technology also is effective in processing notoriously troublesome materials, such as stainless steel and thin sheeting.

The Allied-Gator Serrated Gator Blades are available for all 11 sizes of the MT Series Multi-Tool line. More information about Allied-Gator Inc., including high-definition videos of the MT and Serrated Gator Blades in action, can be found at