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  • Peter S
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    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.

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  • uute
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    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

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  • wierdscience
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    <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

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

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  • Nutter
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    <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
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    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.

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    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

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  • banjoallen
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    got a link?

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  • uute
    started a topic NEW Shapers - made in India!!

    NEW Shapers - made in India!!

    WOW! Just thought that was interesting!

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

    uute
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