View Full Version : Cincinnati Shaper clutch

09-05-2010, 03:59 PM
Anyone had a Cincinnati shaper clutch apart? I'm trying to get in to replace bearings. What is holding the clutch on that keeps it from slipping off? Here is a cross section drawing from the manual. All I can see for possibilities is the pivot pin that is holding the cam labeled 'X' in the drawing. I wonder if I loosen the nut on shaft 'U' enough to expose the cam 'X' to knock out its pivot pin if the whole clutch assembly would then slip off. I've also attached pics from the parts manual.




09-06-2010, 02:15 PM
bump... Anyone had one of these apart?

09-26-2010, 05:20 PM
Bump again

Haven't had a chance to work on this yet, but started thinking about it again this weekend. Anyone taken one of these clutchs off or apart?

Robin R
09-26-2010, 10:50 PM
As it doesn't look like anyone is going to step up on this one, I would try asking this question on the heavy iron forum on PM, there's a fairly good chance someone on there has done this.

10-08-2010, 01:09 AM
I still haven't gotten the clutch off... but

Started going through the shaper and taking pics during the progress. It has a ways to go yet but thought members may enjoy seeing the pics. There are too many to post on the forum, so I made a page and uploaded the pics there. So far I have the machine apart, the inside of the base is cleaned up and painted. I'm now taping off the top another other openings of the base to keep dust and grit out while sanding and puttying on the outside of the base. I wanted to get the base finished and then start going for cleaning up the rest of the parts while assembling.

Cincinnati Shaper Restoring Pics (http://www.engravingartist.com/tour/shaper)