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Carbide Tools With Shaper

Discussion in 'SHAPERS & THEIR USES' started by Pete301, Dec 30, 2016.

  1. benmychree

    benmychree United States Active User H-M Supporter-Premium

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    Yes, mine is a toolroom model with inclinable ram; mine is early wartime, with the nice paint finish, I think war finish started in 1943 over here. I have tool holders for the OK forged tools and the 6" vertical vise and adapted a dividing plate and sector crank so I can do dividing work as well as angular work. I am always surprised anew at how sensitive the feeds are; dial a thou, and it moves a thou.
    I think the basic design of it goes back to at least the early 1920s I saw an early picture of one that was driven from overhead, but still had the geared speed change arrangement of the later ones like mine.
    I also had a P&W #3 jig borer, which was given to me, it was handy for many jobs due to its capacity and ridgidity; the fellow who bought my business junked it --- sad!
     
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    Benny
    If thats not a spelling error, what is a "sow block" please?

    Cheers Phil
     
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    benmychree United States Active User H-M Supporter-Premium

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    The sow block on a power hammer is an intermediate casting in between the machine frame and the actual bottom die; both the sow block and the die are held in place by tapered wedges like gibs that are hammered in place.
     
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