CIDAN RAPIDO metal shear is an electrical guillotine shear that works fully independent of oil or hydraulics and emphasizes our philosophy regarding the environment with very little energy and low noise output. The drive system with eccentrics, pulldown rods, and hold down system which can be positioned as close as 1” from the knives allow for easy and expedient trimming of narrow strips. The CIDAN RAPIDO metal shear is equipped with the CutLink control system, capable of queueing several programs, automatically shifting the machine from one step to the next. This already well-equipped machine also has a wide range of options including different back gauge and sheet handling systems.

  • Shear can cut all material qualities – mild steel from 0,4 mm (28 gauge) up to 2,5 mm (13 gauge) without any settings at all and the blade gap stays the same.
  • Fully mechanical, electrical, no use of oil – not hydraulic.
  • Drive system with eccentrics and pulldown rod connected to the upper blade beam. A long guide. Material is clamped between the table and the hold down beam.
  • The beam has a rubber piece to protect the material from getting marks on sensitive material.
  • Standard squaring arm and table extension (option) for multiple sheets.
  • Different modes of cutting – single cuts, continuous cuts.
  • Sheet handling system called return to sender will deliver the cutoff sheet to the front for easy accessibility.

RAPIDO 32 now also available with a new revolutionary back gauge, SSM (Stacking Sensitive Material). Perfect when cutting a lot of soft or scratch-sensitive material. Read more under OPTIONS below.

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Model Working length Material thickness Speed Weight
  mm (“) Steel mm (ga) Stainless Steel mm (ga) Aluminum mm(“) Cuts/min kg lbs)
RAPIDO 13 1350 (53) 3.50 (10) 2.0 (14) 5.00 (0.196) 37 1400  (3100)
RAPIDO 26 2600 (102) 2.50 (13) 1.6 (16) 3.7 (0.145) 37 1950 (4300)
RAPIDO 32 3200 (126) 2.50 (13) 1.6 (16) 3.7 (0.145) 37 2100 (4630)

Standard Equipment

  • Single or continuous stroke control
  • Double edged blades
  • LED cutting line light
  • Finger protection
  • Squaring arms on both sides, 380 mm with scale
  • Table with scored measuring lines
  • Spring loaded hold down beam
  • Button to start the cut at the electrical cabinet
  • Foot pedal to start cut
  • Pneumatic sheet support including return plate (blanks to front side of shear)
  • 2 year warranty


Motorized back gauge

Motorized back gauge with CutLink control system and ball screws, 750 mm or 1000 mm

Moveable material wagon

The moveable material wagon is offered as an alternative to fixed return plate for return to sender option. Easily move cut material to another workstation with this option. Plus, it can be picked up with a forklift. Features include: lockable wheels and removable handle.

Moveable material wagon option sheet metal shears - CIDAN Machinery Americas

Adjustable angle gauge

Adjustable angle gauge with graduated scale.

Mechanical Safety guards

Fixed protective device on the back of the machine, rear fixed or with lightguard

Squaring Arm

Squaring arm with or without T-groove and tilt stop. Available in lengths from 440 mm up to 3000 mm for EVO DUO.


Table Extension

Table extensions with or without T-slot and tilt stop. For EVO DUO there are table extensions (support arms) from 416 mm up to 3000 mm.

Table Pan

EVO DUO is adapted to the customer’s needs and wishes. There are two different widths on table pans to choose from, both with and without steel balls.