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Forum topic by thelt posted 11-16-2012 02:07 PM 2142 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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thelt

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11-16-2012 02:07 PM

Yesterday I was given the above mentioned shaper. It had been stored in an old garage and has a lot of surface rust on the cast iron table. Can anyone help with suggestions on how to clean it up. The spindle shaft also is rusted. I was able to find an owners manual that looks identical to the one I have. It is model nr. 112.239201. I don’t know what the difference is, if any. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I have read where the 1/2 HP motor is not the best in the world for use as a shaper, but I’m interested in restoring it if at all possible. If nothing else, I have a nice 1/2 HP motor. Thanks in advance to all replies.

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Bluepine38

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#1 posted 11-16-2012 03:07 PM

I have a similar model, and the 1/2HP does leave a little to be desired. Some 3/4HP motors will bolt onto the
mounting plate with no problem, but if you want to go to 1HP or bigger, you will probably need to make a
mounting plate adapter.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Tedstor

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#2 posted 11-16-2012 03:22 PM

I had that same shaper for a short while. The FIRST thing you should do is ensure the pully is well secured to the machine’s spindle. I failed to do this and the pulley became loose and gooned-up the spindle. It never did work quite right after that.

Otherwise, that machine appears to be in OK shape. Restoring it should require minimal effort.

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Lee Barker

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#3 posted 11-16-2012 03:48 PM

I too have that one, in the process of restoration to regular use. We have found, shopping cutters, the 1/2” spindle quite limiting, but at the same time that’s probably in tune with the 1/2 hp.

I think the table on the Craftsman is bigger than on a lot of these little guys, and that can be a real nice thing.

You other owners, is there any virtue in a link belt on these?

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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Lee Barker

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#4 posted 11-16-2012 05:06 PM

Just a moment here to share how I solved the dust port challenge on the Craftsman. These are downspout parts.

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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jack1

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#5 posted 11-16-2012 07:21 PM

Have you tried the Boeing Shield? They make a rust remover that works really well as well as a top coat for protection. Doesn’t smell bad like some either. I use one of those green scotch pads to get the best results.
Sold at Sears.

jack

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