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  • #16
    Plastik,
    I ran into another question yesterday when I mentioned on another forum about a vertical/horizontal mill also had universal capabilitys. For some reason the term seems to be used less and less. I've never even seen one, All I know is from what I've read about them. It is rare to see equipment that is classed as a universal machine. They were I'd guess much more money and maybe special ordered. After seeing the pictures of your machine it's exactly what I would love to have for size & capabilities.

    Pete

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    • #17
      Universal mill

      Originally posted by uncle pete
      Plastik,
      I ran into another question yesterday when I mentioned on another forum about a vertical/horizontal mill also had universal capabilitys. For some reason the term seems to be used less and less. I've never even seen one, All I know is from what I've read about them. It is rare to see equipment that is classed as a universal machine. They were I'd guess much more money and maybe special ordered. After seeing the pictures of your machine it's exactly what I would love to have for size & capabilities.

      Pete
      Congratulations on your find ,its looks to be in great condition , some have all the luck.

      My mill (HM52) is quoted as a universal , it comes with horizontal and vertical spindles , the head tilts and the table can be swivelled slightly , these features were no eztra cost when I purchased it about three years ago .

      They have come in handy for repairs to gearbox castings , which have been welded and require mounting areas or bearing cages to be remachined .

      Its a bit of an exercise setting everything back to square to do some normal work , but its flexible in how easy it is to set up .
      I have made a couple of jigs or "angle plates" which allow me to repeat setups for jobs which seem to come in from time to time as the gearboxes I mentioned earlier are fitted to a popular make in these parts and the castings are weak in some areas .But a money spinner for me .
      Michael

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      • #18
        Mike4, What or how do you use the swivel on your table? As in for what type of operation?

        I have also a universal mill and the table swivels but as of yet I have not figured out what I would use that feature to machine something.

        My mill is a Klopp made in Germany and is a very good quality mill. It has ball screws on all axis and servo motors for the power feeds on all axis. It is a manual mill and maybe someday I will convert it to CNC.

        Sorry for the hi-jack.

        Oh, Yeah, nice shaper!
        Location: The Black Forest in Germany

        How to become a millionaire: Start out with 10 million and take up machining as a hobby!

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        • #19
          Nice score Scott...enjoy it

          John

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          • #20
            Thank you!
            "Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment" R.M.Brown

            My shop tour www.plastikosmd.com

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            • #21
              There is a ton of PDF Shaper files on the NEMES website.

              http://neme-s.org/Shaper%20Books/shaper_book_page.htm

              On that same page is a ton and a half of info on other machines.
              Errol Groff

              New England Model Engineering Society
              http://neme-s.org/

              YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/GroffErrol?feature=mhee

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              • #22
                Thank you also
                "Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment" R.M.Brown

                My shop tour www.plastikosmd.com

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                • #23
                  Delivered

                  Now to get it smaller so I can get it into the shop. Came with original sales brochures and bill of sale. 3300$ back in the early 1940's. That translates to a bit over 40k today
                  "Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment" R.M.Brown

                  My shop tour www.plastikosmd.com

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                  • #24
                    Never Ever come down an incline with the load first. You are lucky you and the shaper weren't hurt. If that is a rigger then he's the one you don't want to hire again.
                    Last edited by tdmidget; 09-28-2011, 06:46 PM.

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                    • #25
                      I cringed too when I saw that picture...it's so counterintuitive that even reckless old me was nervous for you.

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                      • #26
                        Look closely and I think you will see a winch line attached to the back of the fork lift.

                        Bob

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                        • #27
                          That's true, but if you had any hiccup the load is going to want to slide downhill off the forks. Anyway, all's well that ends ditto.

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                          • #28
                            I completely agree, but it looks like a strap goes around the machine just below the ram and is attached to the forklift. The man is also standing beside the forklift and reaching out to steer.

                            Bob

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                            • #29
                              Why go through all that BS instead of doing it right? The winch line indicates to me that he had no brakes on the forklift.

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                              • #30
                                Chained to forklift, winching load down. Rigger, not me. Brakes off until he was ready to unhook
                                Last edited by plastikosmd; 09-28-2011, 08:32 PM.
                                "Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment" R.M.Brown

                                My shop tour www.plastikosmd.com

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