The shear is designed in order to cut the billet with a vertical movement. The length of the billet is set electronically by the operator and shown on a digital display. The cutting force of the billet is provided by a main pump, which is paired to a motor. As far as the auxiliary services are concerned a smaller auxiliary pump and motor are used. The main cut cylinder is located on the top of the shear and works in vertical way. In a horizontal shear the bottom sliding guide is stressed due to the weight of the machine. In addition other side forces are generated during the cut cycle. This brings a shorter duration in time of a horizontal shearing machine versus a vertical one.