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Andy Vick02/01/2019 12:30:36
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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 A02/01/2019 15:12:10
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A very desirable piece of kit in my opinion, definitely not for scrapping!


Phil Whitley02/01/2019 16:18:22
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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".

Ady102/01/2019 16:39:37
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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

IanT02/01/2019 16:59:46
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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 Harrison02/01/2019 17:10:37
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people are buying these again so don't scrap it

Simon Cook02/01/2019 18:34:39
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I for one would be interested if you where in the right part of the country.
Andy Vick03/01/2019 14:02:30
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Sorry just realised the make is Alba not Atlas.
IanT03/01/2019 14:54:35
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Albas are nice too Andy - and you get at least another 3" of stroke - but it will probably weigh a bit more too!



John Olsen04/01/2019 03:54:57
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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 Vick04/01/2019 16:22:58
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Hi Simon, located in N Gloucestershire very convenient for M5/M50.
Brian Oldford04/01/2019 19:42:03
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Can you let me have some idea of its size if Simon declines.

Andy Vick06/01/2019 12:31:25
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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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