Author Topic: Boxford Shaper worth it?!  (Read 13312 times)

Offline MuellerNick

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Re: Boxford Shaper worth it?!
« Reply #45 on: August 02, 2013, 01:35:13 PM »
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but if the above is truly your opinion then the same cannot be said about your knowledge of machine tools. Or in Oztral'n...........beats the crap out of filing.


I possessed 4 shapers, if that helps.
Now I have two left and I will keep those.


I tried to link to the vids, but the editor here is quite a PITA.  >:(


Nick

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Re: Boxford Shaper worth it?!
« Reply #46 on: August 09, 2013, 08:56:01 AM »
Hi, picked the shaper up yesterday, it was very heavy but luckily dad thought to use the engine hoist to lift it onto a 4 wheeled trolley and then into trailer so didn't need to dismantle!
Have to say it's immaculate, I would say has seen very little use. All present and correct with 3 handles for vice, cross feed and hand crank. Vice swivells on a spigot on thevtable with a big nut underneath. There is a sq drive box spanner for the slideway locks and spanners for the other nuts. It is dual voltage 3 phase, does this mean I'll be able to use the nvr switch gear?

Just needs a clean , oil  and the motor changing.

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Re: Boxford Shaper worth it?!
« Reply #47 on: August 09, 2013, 10:59:45 AM »
Nick

I would consider a VFD instead of replacing the motor.   You'll spend about the same money...and you will have the variable speed if you want it.....just sayin....

Dave
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Re: Boxford Shaper worth it?!
« Reply #48 on: August 09, 2013, 03:09:44 PM »
Dave, thats what i was thinking however i have a motor. If it's no good i might consider swapping the motor from the myford to the shaper and putting the 3 ph with a vfd on the lathe. Think it'd be much more useful on that than on the shaper.

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Re: Boxford Shaper worth it?!
« Reply #49 on: August 09, 2013, 03:57:19 PM »
That's exciting Nick!  Can't wait to see some pics of your new shaper when it gets settled into its new home!
Kim

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Re: Boxford Shaper worth it?!
« Reply #50 on: August 09, 2013, 04:09:36 PM »
Yeah will be sure to put some on Kim, the whole place is a mess at the moment!