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Justification for owning a shaper

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  • #16
    Ok, you may have finally sold me. If I can find an affordable shaper within reasonable driving distance I might just get one for shaking paint cans.
    *** I always wanted a welding stinger that looked like the north end of a south bound chicken. Often my welds look like somebody pointed the wrong end of a chicken at the joint and squeezed until something came out. Might as well look the part.


    • #17
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      One of the first “jobs” done on my 14” G&E. Short, fast strokes and a “rubber snubber” are keys to success.....


      • #18
        An old timer told me a small bag of lead shot wired to the shaper head stops vibration. Haven't seen it and I have never ran one.


        • #19
          A guy made big money shaping extrusion dies. Other than that I cant imagine owning one ? The chips / swarf are a real pain.

          Years back tool steel jumped by 1 inch thickness on some.
          The Shaper / Planer was a cheap way to knock it down. We dont have that problem today, so no need for this machine. Collecting old machines is a different story.
          Last edited by Fasturn; 04-04-2021, 08:49 PM.