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Thread: Do southbend shapers normaly have felt wipers on the ram

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    Default Do southbend shapers normaly have felt wipers on the ram

    Hello
    I have two southbend shapers and neither one have felt wipers on the ram, they just have the brass plates. The screws on both of them are to short to allow a felt of 1/8" to fit. The army manual shows wipers on the parts list but I am wondering if they stopped putting felts in later in production, or is there some reason people would remove the wipers on these machines and not replace them. Have any other southbend shaper owners found there ram felts have been removed.
    Darrell

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    Well, mine has both felts and wipers. Get some felt from a hobby store and make your own.

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    12tpi,
    Mine has them, Maybe someone removed them and intended to replace them. The felt wipers are basicly an expendable item.

    Pete

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