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Rockwell shaper #269 02/15/2019 06:55 PM
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Rockwell shaper

This is an old unit have. It weighs over 5,000 pounds and looks like a 24" stroke

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Re: Rockwell shaper [Re: sonny] #270 02/15/2019 10:10 PM
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Wow... bet that does a dandy job of holding that section of shop down. wink
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Re: Rockwell shaper [Re: sonny] #279 02/17/2019 03:52 PM
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I got it from a high-school 20 miles north of here and they used it to mash beer cans! ---Guess that's all the students could figure out what to do with it! It has a phase converter box to make it run on single phase 220v, but I never did get time to hook it up at the farm. It would have to be moved closer to the breaker box to get full power. The back of the shed is 120 feet from the machine, so it has to be lot's closer.
They said it worked when I got it. thanks; sonny


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Re: Rockwell shaper [Re: sonny] #295 02/17/2019 05:15 PM
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That's a monster


I know a lot about a lot of things BUT I still have a lot to learn.
Life is what you make of it. So, why not make a working machine to make it easier.
Re: Rockwell shaper [Re: sonny] #325 02/19/2019 11:47 PM
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Thats a beastie! I thought the two 12 inch shapers we had at the plant were big! Be real careful with that thing......

Re: Rockwell shaper [Re: sonny] #344 02/20/2019 12:36 PM
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From what I found so far,--- it's 24" hydro. ----A guy on vintage machinery has one like mine and he claims it weighs 8,000 , so not positive on weight. He also said the age would be between 1940-----1942 on the years this model was made. I would imagine they made a lot of WW-2 parts with them.


"A machine you build yourself is a vote for a different way of life. There are things you have to earn with your hands."
Re: Rockwell shaper [Re: sonny] #371 02/21/2019 07:54 AM
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easily 6000lbs or better on that shaper iron Sonny. 8000 wouldn't be out of line. probably take a 5 gallon bucket of paint stripper to clean it up..
(oh,and buy THAT now while u can,its getting ready to be banned too)


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