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flylo
11-12-2012, 07:08 PM
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flylo
11-12-2012, 07:14 PM
Good job Ray! I posted them in 3 thread.

sasquatch
11-12-2012, 07:26 PM
Thanks Flylo, much appreciated.

The louvered door on the side i had, so i installed it for access to the inside as it previously had a metal plate there that had to be unbolted for access. The door width was perfect, the top i had to cut 2 in off.

Geez i hate that crappy "PEACH" colour that was on it.!!
So far the shaper appears to be in excellent shape mechanically, i rewired it in BX as they had it wired with house wire, also changed the motor as it was only 1/4 hp, and it was running backwards. It now has a proper 1/2 HP.

firbikrhd1
11-12-2012, 08:16 PM
Very nice! My Dad has a Porter Cable machine that is the same as yours. It need a rebuild as well but still does good work. They are pretty sturdy shaper for their size. I've never had the vise off Dad's, the table sure looks big without it.

chorne27983
11-12-2012, 08:38 PM
That's a very nice looking machine! Especially compared to what it looked like before. I've been keeping myeyes and ears open hoping to find a shaper of my own in decent shape within driving distance. The 2 that I have been to look at near me have been some clapped out junk that I would rather not bother with.

justanengineer
11-12-2012, 09:20 PM
Very nice looking....now it just needs a big pile of chips on it to make it look even better.