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  • Sheldon 12" Shaper

    I was just told that a Sheldon 12" shaper may becoming available.

    Any info concerning the accessories that came with this shaper?

    Anyone have one that they could discuss?

    Pictures ...of course. ;<)

    I have several smaller shapers...does one need a larger one?

    Thanks

    TMT

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    Sheldon shaper

    Had a Sheldon that in a moment of sheer stupidity, I sold. At least it went to a good home on Long Island. My logic at the time was that my 7 inch SB would do the job. Not anywhere near the machine the sheldon is.
    It was a real good machine, easy speed and stroke adjustments and would cut just fine.

    Bill

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    • #3
      I have a Sheldon shaper. What Bill said is right on. It's a nice solid machine at 1500 pounds. The Reeves pulley is noisy, but otherwise it runs well.

      Andy Pullen
      Clausing 10x24, Sheldon 12" shaper, Clausing 8520 mill, Diacro 24" shear, Reed Prentice 14" x 34"

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      • #4
        I have one that I got free...but it's still apart and was taken apart to be scrapped so some things were damaged (bent stroke adjustment leadscrew etc). It's certainly not beyond repair in any case and I look forward to getting it going. There is a manual out there-- listed as a "parts list". It's more than a parts list but less than a manual in my mind..but it's all that's available as far as i know. It's available for download here among other places. This site is maintained by Michael Moore (no not that one) and it's a nice compilation of information on metal shapers.

        http://www.eurospares.com/shapers.htm

        Here is a site with one...including brief video of it in action. This one was quite well preserved and or restored:

        http://www.jamesriser.com/Sheldon/Shaper.html

        Edit-- I would agree that it's a nice size. Almost twice the work envelope of say an Atlas, and yet it does not occupy twice the floor space. It's heavy, but not so by shaper standards meaning it can be moved around with greater ease by us home-shop types.

        Paul
        Paul Carpenter
        Mapleton, IL

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        • #5
          Darn...the seller just told me that the Sheldon shaper does NOT have its vise.

          Any idea where to find an original vise?

          Why do so many shaper vises grow legs and wander off?

          TMT

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Too_Many_Tools
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            I have several smaller shapers...does one need a larger one?
            that was a rhetorical question, right?
            .

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Mcgyver
              that was a rhetorical question, right?
              LOL

              Yes..."To be or not to be" was already taken.

              TMT

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              • #8
                I picked this up earlier this year for $250.00.
                http://picasaweb.google.com/GillsAlbum1/SheldonShaper#
                Gill

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                • #9
                  I believe this shaper takes a Gates 1922V544 vari-speed belt, which is about 55".
                  I know no one asked, but I was looking up a belt, and had the info if anyone finds it useful.

                  I have Sheldon shaper but had no time to play with it yet.

                  --Doozer
                  DZER

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                  • #10
                    So where should one go looking for a SHELDON shaper vise?

                    Thanks

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                    • #11
                      I had one. Sold it and havent heard any more on it. Cant remember who bought it off the boards. I liked it bu needed room for cnc mill.

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