Vintage shaper

Got this beauty for scrap metal prices. It’s old, how old? I don’t know but I would guess early 20th century. It’s a little rusty but everything moves and I think I can get some flat belts, a sturdy electric motor and have it running. Even if it is only used to cut internal key ways it will pay for itself with the first job.


  1. #1 by Pz on September 3, 2015 - 7:44 pm

    Feels good watching a curl of metal come off the work-piece from a sharp tool..
    Maybe old and slow compared to Numeric Tools… but, makes very sharp corners!

    • #2 by albell on September 3, 2015 - 8:11 pm

      I hope so Phil. It sure is primitive compared to more modern ( and you know what I mean by that) shapers. I’m very keen about getting it running and making chips. It doesn’t appear to be worn out, but a little rusty in places.



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