|Andy Vick||02/01/2019 12:30:36|
|7 forum posts|
Hi, does anyone know if people still use shapers as have my late fathers Atlas Shaper sat in his workshop and need to sell or scrap?
|Gordon A||02/01/2019 15:12:10|
|137 forum posts|
A very desirable piece of kit in my opinion, definitely not for scrapping!
|Phil Whitley||02/01/2019 16:18:22|
|771 forum posts|
uses of a shapiung machine, produce a flat mirror like surface, cut gears, racks, splines and keyways, cut slots, vees and dovetails for slides etc etc, and all with a lump of hand ground HSS. Or you could use a milling machine to do it quicker, after spending hundreds of pounds on tooling to do each job. Not fast, but very versatile, cheap to buy (comparitively!) and cheap to run. I have an Alba New 1A 11".
3462 forum posts
Check out ebay for prices, very sought after
A decent one is 4 to 500 notes
It's a 2 to 3 man lift into the back of a hatch, they are semi-portable and do a great job
|1218 forum posts|
I have a version of the Atlas 7" Shaper Andy - and it's a very nice machine to own, although a heavier machine might be better for anyone with room for one. Mine was delivered by the seller in the back of a small van - and he lifted it out of the van with an engine hoist and then moved it into my Shed on a dolley all by himself. So it doesn't need a large truck to move it - although it is still 300lbs plus (without the stand) - so whilst it might fit in a hatchback it would probably cause the rear suspension to sag a bit!.
I'd suggest you place an ad on here and see if anyone would like it - I think you will probably find a willing buyer...
|Adrian Harrison||02/01/2019 17:10:37|
|38 forum posts|
people are buying these again so don't scrap it
|Simon Cook||02/01/2019 18:34:39|
|13 forum posts||I for one would be interested if you where in the right part of the country.|
|Andy Vick||03/01/2019 14:02:30|
|7 forum posts||Sorry just realised the make is Alba not Atlas.|
|1218 forum posts|
Albas are nice too Andy - and you get at least another 3" of stroke - but it will probably weigh a bit more too!
|John Olsen||04/01/2019 03:54:57|
|934 forum posts|
Depends which Alba it is...I have a 10 inch and an 18 inch, but there is also a 14 inch model...which I had but passed on to a friend. There may be others too for all I know!
|Andy Vick||04/01/2019 16:22:58|
|7 forum posts||Hi Simon, located in N Gloucestershire very convenient for M5/M50.|
|Brian Oldford||04/01/2019 19:42:03|
464 forum posts
Can you let me have some idea of its size if Simon declines.
|Andy Vick||06/01/2019 12:31:25|
|7 forum posts||Hi Brian,|
In terms of size do you mean, physical size or the stroke? I am not sure how you tell the stroke so hopefully it will be on the data plates. I have photos, but not worked out how to attach them to post, so if interested I can email.
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