View Full Version : 2" depth 0.030" feed shaper cuts in steel

02-21-2011, 07:11 PM
In Kay Fisher's shaper column number 60, you can read this:

"In a book, Shane saw a 24 inch Cincinnati shaper (same as one he has) taking a 2 inch deep cut with a .030 feed in steel. "

Another piece of the article, this picture "hydraulic shaper":


Link here: http://www.neme-s.org/shapers/columns/shaper_column_60.html

Mark Hockett
02-21-2011, 07:36 PM
This is probably the picture,


02-21-2011, 08:19 PM
Are the pictures in your album really small, or am i just using photobucket wrong?

02-21-2011, 11:21 PM
straighten those chips out and add them to the scrap box

02-22-2011, 12:55 AM
Someone posted a video on Youtube of a large Cincinnati shaper peeling off big chips. The chip would "pop" when it cleaved.

I bet the hydraulic shapers were even more impressive :)

02-22-2011, 01:17 AM
Simply amazing. That steel looks like a block of cheese being sliced.

Forrest Addy
02-22-2011, 02:15 AM
Used to run a mid-sized Niles planer that took about the same cut on each of 4 heads. Not a fair comparison of course but an example of the power and capacity of production machine tools.

02-22-2011, 06:56 AM
So ... what kind of cuts can us small shaper folk expect; 1" dept, 0.015" pass?

02-22-2011, 11:17 AM
The link to pictures of the Doxford works a few days ago had some interesting pictures in the same genre. One was a large planer that had two crankshaft webs mounted end to end so both were planed simulaneously. There were also a couple pictures of a vertical shaper with a similar piece on a rotary table to cut the radiused ends. It took me a minute to figure out what I was seeing since it was such a different operation and scale. Very impressive machines.

02-22-2011, 10:06 PM
If you look at the base of the block being shaped in the above picture, you will notice the skimpy hold the vise has on the block!