Interested in finding a 7 inch shaper in operable condition within 600 miles of Springfield, Mo. Will pick within that range. Prefer Atlas 7B or equivalent. Let me know price, condition and location.
If you are at all handy you may wish to do this yourself!!!!You can find machinery movers to box and put truck for you.
I can verify that, I bought a turret mill and paid a rigger and told them specifically to bolt it on a skid made out of 4x4s, he used 1/2 inch carriage bolts and 1/2 inch steel strapping on a crappy old used skid, needless to say, the machine had damage when it arrived and it was an exercise in futility trying to get the transport companies insurance to cover the damage. Pack it yourself, you'll know it's done right and you'll save yourself some money. FWIW, the riggers excuse when confronted was, well I can't even fill my truck with fuel for $500, I didn't see the relevance.If you are at all handy you may wish to do this yourself!!!!
I have found some purporting to be such, was looking at purchasing and they were the only riggers the sales company was accepting, that really didn't know their butts from a hole in the ground!
I’d LOVE to see your 36” Cincinnati at work! My little Atlas 7B is such a pleasure, and the beautiful sound - “swish-click, swish-click” as well as watching the bright blue chips curling off is visual music at its finest! That big shaper must be an absolute joy to see in operation!I have three, 7" Atlas, 7" South Bend and a 36" Cincinnati, I like the Atlas better than the South Bend, easier to adjust the stroke, I have not moved the Cincinnati to my new place, that is a chore to move weighing in a 7,000 Pounds, love the work that they can do and the clicking sound.
Rutzen, love that machine to, missed a sale on one the other day, your really look good, when I restored my South Bend with the cabinet I did not use it for years, a total tear down and paint was something I might not want to do again.
I had an instructor at the Army Logistics University who was a past president of the Military Vehicle Preservation Association. He had gotten tired of Jeeps etc. so his project at the time, and this was the late '90s, was one of these shops. At least the tools etc. that went in a van. I did a quick image search. Interesting what's still out there.I have an Atlas shaper and love it. I use it at a WW2 historic location (Battery Gunnison, Sandy Hook, NJ) for the National Park Service. It is a great operating display and we use it to restore or build historic items. They were very popular with the US ARMY in WW2 for mobile machine shops. With hand sharpened cutting tools they are very reliable. A small milling machine cannot have its cutting tools sharpened in the field. At our Battery machine shop, I display a picture of one of these mobile machine shops in the jungles of New Guinea in 1943. This is Not a place to ruin your last milling cutter for a critical job. The Japanese strongly discouraged supplies being sent to US Troops - like with Battleships, etc.