Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

NEW Shapers - made in India!!

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • NEW Shapers - made in India!!

    WOW! Just thought that was interesting!

    Seen 3 company (names anyway), 32 - 40 inch stroke.

    uute

  • #2
    got a link?

    Comment


    • #3
      Yes, where are these shapers? I'm disapointed that Grizzly doesn't even sell a Shaper. What's up with that? Have shapers been replaced by mills? Is there anything a shaper is really good at that a mill isn't? I've never used a shaper myself.

      -Adrian

      Comment


      • #4
        <font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by 3 Phase Lightbulb:
        Is there anything a shaper is really good at that a mill isn't? I've never used a shaper myself.

        -Adrian
        </font>
        I've never used one either, but they are good for internal keyways.

        I also saw a web page somewhere once (link now lost) where a guy had ground his HSS tool to rack shape and use the shaper to make a true involute on a gear blank. Sorta rotated the blank as it fed past the tool in the X direction... It was cool and made sense. I'll have to look for that link...

        I'd love to have one. I've wanted one ever since I first read the Gingery books about 15 years ago.

        Comment


        • #5
          <font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Nutter:
          I've never used one either, but they are good for internal keyways.
          </font>
          So that's why broaching kits cost so much

          Comment


          • #6
            <font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by 3 Phase Lightbulb:
            So that's why broaching kits cost so much </font>
            No,that's why broach sets are so cheap

            I just need one more tool,just one!

            Comment


            • #7
              Banjo asked for link:

              One is http://www.machinetools.com/MT/machi...88450030771098

              or if you go to www.machinetools.com you have to search for shaper as they don't have a catagory for them. Were several models under 3 brands, never seen a price quote

              uute

              Comment


              • #8
                Remember in India you can still buy a new Morris Oxford (1950's), also a Royal Enfield motorcycle, Fiat 125, International B-250 tractor, 1960's-looking jeeps, Leyland trucks, old-style merc trucks etc etc.

                But they also sell modern cars like Suzuki, Hyundai, Mercedes, all made in India as far as I know.

                The Oxfords have been "modernised" with a crappy plastic dashboard and a diesel engine and are still used by taxi drivers and others who want a largish car in which they can sit in the back and be driven.

                The Royal Enfields are also top of the pile for bikes - you can buy modern, smaller, "lesser" bikes. They have developed the old 350 and now produce it in 500cc and also with a diesel engine option!!

                The old (1930's?) Lister diesel stationary engines are still manufactured and sold worldwide. they can be seen in the middle of a field, un-protected, chugging away...

                Villiers, once the English maker of millions? of small engines was continuing on in India a few years ago.

                So everything old is new again - in India.

                FYI, the largest steel company in the world is Indian, and its getting bigger.

                Comment

                Working...
                X