It has a free oscillating pendulum mounted on a framed body and both have one
clamping jaw in line with each other. It has a pointer that indicates the tearing
resistance when the sample is clamped between the two jaws and tear takes place.
sample held between the jaws is initiated with a small tear by the knife lever. The
tester has a stopper lever and when the lever is pressed the sample is torn. The
resistance to tear is measured by the pointer.