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Black Forest
11-21-2011, 01:41 PM
I bought a Klopp 550 shaper from the original owner.

It is 30 years old but has less than one hundred hours on it.

It is sitting in my shop on a trailer. We will unload it tomorrow

22" of travel on the ram.

Came with tooling, vice, table support.

Price was around 500 dollars.

http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab91/burnandreturn/shaper3.jpg
http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab91/burnandreturn/shaper2.jpg

wierdscience
11-21-2011, 02:10 PM
Take it back it's too clean and pretty:D

jcon
11-21-2011, 02:36 PM
Nice Find Black Forest, Beautiful Machine

Jim Connell, DeLand FL.
Daytona Beach is near us.

You havenít begun learn until to learn until you learn how little you know.

John Stevenson
11-21-2011, 02:36 PM
Don't put it in the barn or it will go Clip Klopp.

MichaelP
11-21-2011, 02:37 PM
And the shape is too smooth: your machine climbing photo girls will slip.

Black Forest
11-21-2011, 02:44 PM
IF the girls slip I will be a hero and catch them taking no heed for my personal safety.

Tony
11-21-2011, 02:51 PM
Now that, there, is a proper tool gloat!
nice find.

justanengineer
11-21-2011, 04:18 PM
Very nice shaper and obviously very well taken care of at an affordable price = great deal to me.

Is that a universal table? I ask because having an interesting angled table support I wouldnt imagine you could use those two together. Then again, shapers didnt have table supports for quite a few decades in the early years, so likely who cares?

The Fixer
11-21-2011, 05:22 PM
I'm not much of a fan of the Shaper, Even in mint condition it still takes up valuable floor space that a milling machine or some such could be sitting. That being said I have a soft spot for vintage and like to see the old stuff preserved for posterity, like in a museum. JMHO though!

PixMan
11-21-2011, 06:06 PM
I think that's a BEAUTIFUL and worthy tool to gloat about! And, it's a perfect match for the Klopp machining center he's already got.

rklopp
11-21-2011, 06:35 PM
Those Klopp folks sure know what they're doing!!

R Klopp, who has yet to go claim the royalties he is due from Klopp Werkzeugmachinen.

uncle pete
11-21-2011, 06:44 PM
BF,
Awesome. A new machine at a scrap metal price. "YOU SUCK" to make it an official gloat.

Pete

NzOldun
11-21-2011, 07:21 PM
I bought a Klopp 550 shaper from the original owner.

It is 30 years old but has less than one hundred hours on it.

It is sitting in my shop on a trailer. We will unload it tomorrow

22" of travel on the ram.

Came with tooling, vice, table support.

Price was around 500 dollars.

http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab91/burnandreturn/shaper3.jpg
http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab91/burnandreturn/shaper2.jpg

Lucky bastard!!

Black Forest
11-22-2011, 02:21 PM
My shaper runs perfect! I had to rewire the plug in cable. Somebody wired it in a very dangerous manner. NO earth ground. Only neutral and the three phases. L1,L2,L3 The schmatics showed it different than it was wired so after trying it the way it was and a phone call to Nick I rewired it with a new cable and presto mesmerizing shaper motion.

RussZHC
11-22-2011, 04:17 PM
presto mesmerizing shaper motion

Now I got it, you intend to hypnotize others so you get more and better tool gloats? :D

Black Forest
11-23-2011, 01:03 AM
I told my wife I bought a meditation device. She came up to the shop to have a look. I turned it on at a very slow speed and she just stood there and watched it run for a while. I thought I was going to have to snap my fingers in front of her face to wake her up out of her trance.

She likes the shaper.

Mcgyver
11-23-2011, 08:05 AM
that is a nice machine! for those listening to the rumor that they just take up space, one of the key points is missed; cutting tool cost.....different objective at home vs commercial. otoh i did sell mine to free up space :D

would like to get another one day, but I hardly fit in the shop as it is!

vpt
11-23-2011, 08:19 AM
She likes the shaper.



Does she have attachments for it? :D