Back relief allows access in tight spaces but makes the tool more fragile.
Shear tools are suitable for many different applications. We define standard shear tools by their shaft diameter, shaft length, and the width and depth of the tooltip. Besides the standard tools, we design custom solutions to fulfill all test requirements.
The minimum tool width is the same as the sample deformation. A slightly wider tool is acceptable if you consider the tool alignment, adjacent bonds, and other parts of the sample.
Contact us if you are unsure which item to select or require customization.