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September 20, 2021
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Torsional Vane Shear Tester
Model: STCL-4
Price: $219.00
Condition: New
Warranty: Yes
Availability: Usually ships in 24 hours
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 Torsional Vane Shear Tester   STCL-4   $219.00      
  The pocket vane shear tester is often used in conjunction with pocket penetrometers to obtain approximations of shear strength of cohesive soils.

To use, place rod tip on reasonably flat soil surface at least 25 mm in diameter, insert vanes into soil, and turn torque head until failure develops. The point at which vanes break free in soil is automatically locked on the dial so you can record soil’s maximum shear value. Divisions on dial are as small as 0.05 kg/cm2, allowing visual interpretation to nearest 0.01 kg/cm2.

Three vanes are provided so you can select the kg/cm2 range you need: 1, 0.2 or 2.5. Use tester simultaneously with a penetrometer to rapidly evaluate internal friction degree of soil in shear strength or to determine if soil is essentially cohesive.
  • All metal construction vs. plastic die castings on competitive pocket vane testers.
  • Better accuracy and reliability.
  • Much longer life. A metal vane breaking off during use has never been reported.
  • A compartmentalized carrying case is included.


  • Standard vaned foot uses scale of 0 - 1 with the smallest division on dial being 0.05kg/sq. cm (tsf)
  • High capacity vane (included) gives values of 0 to 2.5
  • Low capacity vane (included) gives values of 0 to 0.2 tsf (kg/sq. cm)


  • Shipping Dimensions: 0.2 cu. ft.


  • Shipping Weight: 1 lb (0.5kg)

Included Accessories

  • High and Low Capacity Vanes, in addition to the standard vane
  • Compartmentalized Carrying Case with a belt loop

Additional Documentation

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