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Mick Henshall01/07/2017 19:26:24
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Hi folks----can anyone give me the overall dimensions (height x depth x width) of shaper so I can see where I can fit in workshop, I have trawled internet but no luck so far, just bought from Home & Workshop Machinery and waiting delivery, its the under motor version

Cheers Mick

charadam01/07/2017 19:50:51
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Doesn't have the dimensions, but the manual is here:

http://neme-s.org/Shaper%20Books/Boxford%20Shaper/Boxford%208%20Inch%20Shaper.pdf

I had the machine a few years ago and the space claim was about 1000x600 - but you have to allow ram space at the rear.

Hope this helps.

Mick Henshall01/07/2017 20:05:13
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Cheers have the manual but so far not found footprint,am excited been chasing a shaper for years but always pipped at the post but this time been lucky, much underated machines but getting more popular now

Mick

charadam01/07/2017 21:02:53
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I agree that shapers are very underrated, which is why I had one. I was trained on a big'un in the late 60s and learned to appreciate - and respect - them.

However, when I built my workshop the plan was to stop myself from owning too many machines. The space is 10' x 9' and contains a bench, a Chipmaster lathe and Boxford mill. As well as a surface plate, 2 reloading benches, 2 Bisley tool drawer cabinets plus materials storage etc.

There is also some clutter!

The Boxford mill is why the shaper had to go, but I still miss the surfacing capability as well as the gear cutting, and dovetailing with inexpensive tooling.

Nick Taylor 201/07/2017 21:31:14
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Hi Mick, just been out to the garage with a tape measure;

Cabinet is 18 inch wide and I have mine so the front of the cabinet is 40 inch from the wall to allow for full rear movement of the ram. You could maybe get away with less.

Also remember you'll want the left hand side of the machine in the 'open air' so you can get into the motor compartment easily, and obviously its the safest and easiest place to run the machine from.

cheers

Mick Henshall01/07/2017 22:12:33
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Nick thats just what I needed thank you for taking the time to help

Mick

Steve Pavey02/07/2017 09:23:53
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Out of interest I just measured mine, which is also about 40" away from the wall, the same as Nicks. I like the idea of 'open air' on the motor door side of the cabinet, but that's a bit rare in my workshop. Any serious work on the motor and I have to move it forwards (on a couple of bits of ½" pipe). No need to bolt it down.

Mick Henshall08/07/2017 07:25:31
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Shaper arrived Thursday, all stripped down on Friday for a clean, its 3 phase but have a single phase 3/4 hp motor runs at 1440 rpm I am going to use instead, does anyone know where I can get an exploded parts drawing ? Been looking for one of these for ages feeling like a kid in a sweetshop20170707_110618.jpg

Apologies photo designed to give you neck ache

Edited By Neil Wyatt on 08/07/2017 11:42:44

Mick Henshall08/07/2017 08:43:32
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20170707_110701.jpgCouple more shots, not having 3 phase supply have a 1 phase 3/4 horse motor to fit20170707_110718.jpg

thaiguzzi08/07/2017 09:17:13
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Very clean. Hope you got the vice with it.

Also leave enough access to the door for stroke adjustment. Unlike others posted above, mine is stroke adjustment door side against the wall, just enough space to get at it.

John Hinkley08/07/2017 09:39:49
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I can't help with the exploded diagram, but I do have a pdf of the operator's manual. It has metric equivalent dimensions and capacities which look as if they've been inserted after publication. PM me if you don't already have it and would like a copy.

John

Gray6208/07/2017 10:33:19
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Mick,

I've never found a proper exploded parts diagram however, there are some drawings on the boxford spares site which may be of some use to you. They are a relatively simple machine, there are a number of us on here that have this machine so, If you have questions, ask away and I'm sure one of us will be able to help

Mick Henshall08/07/2017 10:36:29
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Hi John,  thanks I have the pdf, tguzzi- yes I will got to find the best place for it before I start putting it back together and no didn't get the vice, saw one for £275 (ouch!!) So will use a milling vice for now and maybe make a low profile one later

Mick

Mick Henshall08/07/2017 10:41:31
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Thanks Graeme will have a look, just got the electics out, going to drop motor assembly so I can fit replacement motor single phase don't know if I can use existing 440v switches or have to put 220v switches in

Mick

Mick Henshall08/07/2017 10:44:55
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Graeme, had a quick look at spares site just what I need I am much obliged

Mick

OuBallie08/07/2017 16:02:56
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Mick,

You will be mesmerised by it's action, BUT do, however, fit a guard on the front to deflect the blue swarf that flies off, onto the tray.

Mine with DIY handles

Boxford 8 Shaper

Boxford 8 Shaper

Boxford 8 Shaper

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