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07-13-2008, 03:43 PM
Using the shaper to square up a small hunk of aluminum. Poof! The table feed quits. No movement. I put it in idle and reversed direction and it goes a bit but if you give any resistance to table movement with a finger even, it stops. Any ideas?? Anybody else in shaper-land have this problem before??? Thanks Fred

07-13-2008, 03:59 PM
Check the shear pin for the gear on the lead screw shaft. I had to repair the hole in the shaft as it has opened up and allow the gear to rock back and forth instead of advance to the next tooth. Something to look at.

07-13-2008, 05:35 PM
Thanks Tinkerer, I will disect the feed and rachet gear case tomorrow. I don't see any shear pin in the plans. Thanks for the advise. Fred

07-20-2008, 05:42 PM
laddy... and luck with your shaper?