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Old 01-20-2013, 08:20 PM
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Default South Bend Shaper.

I have an opportunity to purchase a South Bend Shaper, I have not seen
it, a friend works with the guy selling it. The guy selling it is the nephew of
a gentlemen who owned it, the owner retired and moved to AZ and left the
shop.

I have no clue what they are worth. From a quick internet search they go
for between $170 and $750.

For what I can tell is it does not come with tooling but it was in working
condition.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...IofpigKe04HwDA

What should I offer?
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:29 PM
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I'd start off at $150 and stop at $500. There are an awful lot of non-machinist types that think those little shapers are worth thousands of dollars.

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Old 01-20-2013, 08:32 PM
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Much of the price depends on what tooling comes with it.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:15 PM
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Anything under $500. More like $250 without tooling.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:36 AM
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First off I would'nt worry about tooling, you make your own second they
will share lathe tooling. A missing vise is no big deal their fairly cheap.
Most shaper mysteries are simply because its not understood by the
operator. Finishes are unmatched once you master tool grinding and
tool blanks are cheap cheap. If it works dont kick the tires for another,
cause you wont find another and if you do shipping will kill ya. In order
for you to cut gears, spines keyways turning tapers mill & drill you will
be in the big bucks. Shapers can do all of that for cheap. Problem is
everybodys in a hurry. Shapers, power/ hacksaws are a 50% machine
like lite your pipe, crack some suds and let her go. Number three I need
a larger mill with the goodies power feeds whatnot, been lookin a long
time ones i can afford Id have to sell out to ship it. You wont beleive this
I dont read newspapers just get them for masking. Im masking looked
down for sale a 3000lb class all powerd ram/turret 10x50 cincinatti
one mile away got him down $1300 back of my F350 (not over 10mph)
cant tell wife its called you snooze you lose. period
pic 1power feed chuck pic 2 lapper pic 3 new mill pic 4 checking a MT3 taper
All attachments made in this shop Ill give you couple more pics when i find them.
samuel Dunne Rite Machine & Sons
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:12 AM
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We machined up this clapper holder for a die grinder, it is used for a deal
with a local hardware store they sell the customer a mower blade then
we mill the star (a craftsman thing) on the shaper. Then precision drill
any weird angle item. Then the use of a cut off wheel to slot with. You
in my opinion cant do these things without the big buck machines so
$500 -600 or less and close by! remember shaper has X Y & Z axis. I got
five drill presses big ones two & dont come close to shaper percision.
I can not find in this dastardly computor the mill setup its there cant find
it .. All I can say my freind, I am more show than tell, come to the shop
I'll show you the power of a shaper no typing no talking just watch.
you will fall in love real quickly. dunne rite & sons
forgot to say pic 3 is before it got powered by a dayton power feed at about
.005 per rev at 360* then come back give a little downfeed so on.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:19 AM
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I passed on one locally that was $350. and missing the vise. RMACK bought it.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:19 AM
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Default Couple more for the butcher

We machined up this clapper holder for a die grinder, it is used for a deal
with a local hardware store they sell the customer a mower blade then
we mill the star (a craftsman thing) on the shaper. Then precision drill
any weird angle item. Then the use of a cut off wheel to slot with. You
in my opinion cant do these things without the big buck machines so
$500 -600 or less and close by! remember shaper has X Y & Z axis. I got
five drill presses big ones two & dont come close to shaper percision.
I can not find in this dastardly computor the mill setup its there cant find
it .. All I can say my freind, I am more show than tell, come to the shop
I'll show you the power of a shaper no typing no talking just watch.
you will fall in love real quickly. dunne rite & sons
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:37 AM
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I bought an AMMCO 7" shaper last year in like new condition with the vise for $175.00. Atlas and AMMCO were made by the Delta Tool Co. out of Milwaukee, and are nearly identical to the South Bend. Mine came out of the Badger Army Ammunition Works in Baraboo WI. I know it's a quality machine because it even came with the brass tag that says it conforms to the War Board Standards.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:39 AM
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Usually the bigger they are, the less the cost. The small (7") Atlas, South Bend and others of that ilk can go obscene money. I had a 16" offered to me, the ower offered to pay the riggers if I took it, he didn't want it, but couldn't bare to scrap it.. The absolutely pristine 7" Atlas I have was about $675, most on EBay go for $1500+, mine was cheap because it was pick up only, in southern PA.
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