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How Much Do Poultry Processing Shears Cost?

There are many different poultry processing shears on the market that range from lower cost (and lower quality) to top-of-the-line ones. It might seem tricky when selecting the right brand because they all appear relatively similar on paper.

It’s only when you start using the shears do the differences become readily apparent. High-quality poultry processing shears, like Wolff, offer many unique benefits, such as:

  • Increased lifespan
  • Improved tracking
  • Decreased downtime
  • Fewer worker injuries

With an average life cycle of two (poor) to six (average) weeks, selecting a brand of poultry shears that provide your processing line with the greatest number of benefits is essential. 

Read on to learn more about what poultry shears cost, the various factors that affect pricing, and the value you can expect from choosing the right brand.

Poultry Processing Shear Cost Factors

There is a wide range of factors that will determine the overall cost of poultry processing shears:

Raw Materials—One of the most significant factors that determine poultry shears cost is the fluctuating price of raw materials. Steel, plastic, and other components are greatly affected by the current state of the supply chain. 

Labor Costs—Prices tend to rise when there’s a tight labor market. 

Finish Labor Costs—We hone both blades so that they are sharper than new from the factory. We perform this process for all of our poultry shears.

Customization Labor—Poultry processing shear cost will increase if you need customizations. For example, ball tips are used in the evisceration department to make cuts without puncturing the bowels whereas blunt tips are an important safety feature for added safety on the production line. 

Facility Costs—The monthly costs of the manufacturing building lease, water, electricity, and other facility expenses are factored into the cost of poultry shears.

Supply Chain Costs—Include fuel, services, packaging, transportation, etc.

Benefits of High-Quality Poultry Processing Shears

While low-quality or entry-level poultry shears may seem like the better bargain, they often cost your processing plant more money in the long run. Here are just a few of the many benefits you can expect from opting for high-quality shears for your production line:

Replace Less Often—You’ll wind up burning up many more low-quality shears in a shorter period of time. Inferior materials mean an inferior product.

Fewer Injuries—High-quality shears like Wolff come standard with ergonomic grips. This means fewer accidents on the floor and less chance of workers suffering from carpal tunnel or other repetitive motion injuries.

Better Quality Cuts—Low-quality shears make for low-quality cuts. Higher-quality shears can significantly increase your yields.

Tracking—Wolff poultry processing shears have serial numbers and barcodes, which you can track through our proprietary software or by pencil and paper. This translates into shorter downtime should a pair of shears go missing.

The Wolff Advantage

There are several reasons why more processing plants choose Wolff poultry shears over the competition:

  • Better materials—We use harder steel and softer but more durable handles.
  • Comprehensive service program—Need customizations? We can help!
  • Tolerance & testing—Every pair of Wolff shears undergo strenuous testing and tolerance checks to ensure only the best leaves our manufacturing plant.
  • Chemically bonded handles—All Wolff poultry shears have chemically-bonded and food-safe handles to prevent bacteria growth between the steel and plastic.
  • American-made—We proudly manufacture all Wolff shears at our Columbus, IN plant.

Wolff Poultry Shears

When your poultry processing line has 20 to 200 shears on the floor at any given time, it pays to use high-quality shears to ensure better yields, increased lifespan, and an efficient tracking system. Click below to learn more about our poultry shears.

Poultry Processing Shears

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