I had bought this shear at a DRMO auction many years ago and finally got around to fixing it. The areas where metal moves against metal had rusted together and wouldn't move at all. I got it apart and was able to clean it up. After I painted it, I applied oil to all of the metal to metal areas and it works great. I know the color is not what it was originally, but I picked the color that my Lista cabinets are. It works for me.