Pneumatic Scissors can cut cleanly through Kevlar.

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Airshirz® Scissors help reduce muscle fatigue when cutting Kevlar®, carbon fiber, fiberglass, and other engineered composite materials. They feature 440 stainless steel blades and automatic spring-return action. Blade speed and position are fully controllable and can be stopped and opened at any time during cutting process. Safety latch secures blades in locked position for safety and to prevent damage. All units use standard 80-120 psi shop air.

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Airshirz® Pneumatic Scissors Cut Kevlar® & Other Engineered Composite Materials Quickly, Easily & Cleanly

Birmingham, Oh., December 5, 2003 - Airshirz® industrial pneumatic scissors from Bettcher Industries increase worker productivity and efficiency, cutting cleanly even on complex patterns, while reducing muscle fatigue when cutting Kevlar®, carbon fiber, fiberglass and other engineered composite materials.

With its specially designed, long-lasting stainless steel blades, the unique Airshirz tool makes an amazingly clean cut, resulting in less waste and a better-looking finished product. Yet Airshirz requires approximately 90% less muscle activity to operate, and achieves up to 127% greater worker productivity over manual scissors. Muscle fatigue is dramatically reduced, as well as exposure to risk factors associated with cumulative trauma disorders (CTDs) of the hand and forearm.

Lightweight yet powerful, Airshirz feature an automatic spring-return action, so no effort is required to open the blades. Blade speed and position are fully controllable and can be stopped and opened at any time during the cutting process. Moreover, the safe air-powered operating procedures gives the user complete control over the cutting action. A safety latch secures blades in a locked position to prevent damage and enhance safety when not in use. All units use standard 80 to 120 psi shop air.

In addition to cutting Kevlar® and other engineered composite materials, Airshirz' scissors are ideal for cutting, snipping and trimming rubber, wire, metal mesh, vinyl, leather or upholstery, zipper material and other materials.

Airshirz scissors utilize high-strength 440 stainless steel blades, with multiple configurations available. Tests have shown Airshirz' long-lasting blades can cut over one-half mile of Kevlar- material before resharpening is required! Plus, the
blades can be removed in seconds using a screwdriver. Replacement and specialty blades are available.

To obtain more information on Airshirz industrial pneumatic scissors or to request a free video, contact Frank Zahorchak at (440) 965-4422. FAX (440) 965-4900. You may also e-mail your request to sales@bettcher.com1 or visit

Established in 1944, Bettcher Industries is a leading developer and manufacturer of innovative and precision cutting tools for industrial and food processing operations.

®Kevlar is a registered trademark of E. I. DuPont de Nemours & Co.

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