I have about 10 manual hedge clippers. Some have a 3 foot handle on them. I was thinking maybe I could make some short spears for a joke. The long handled ones have an offset blade so I had to straighten it. I was lazy and didn't heat the offset,just stuck it in the 12 ton press and flattened it. Snap ,crack ,garbage. Well when I try it again I put the torch to it before straightening it. I knew better but sometime shortcuts can work.