TM 9-3418-200-14 & P
RAM has long precision ground dovetail bearings with gib adjustment which provide rigid support for the cutting tool, even
in the extreme forward position. Length of stroke is regulated by crank gear eccentric adjustment, and rocker arm is
graduated to indicate length of stroke in inches. A large handwheel is provided for adjusting the position of the ram which
is locked in position by a conveniently located binding lever. The crank gear has precision cut teeth for quiet operation.
Oil impregnated bearings are used for both the crank gear and the countershaft. Pressure lubrication is provided by an
automatic pump which circulates lubricating oil from a large reservoir in the base of the shaper to the ram dovetail, bull
gear and pinion, pinion shaft and rocker arm shaft.
TOOL HEAD swivels to any angle, and has 3-1/2" diameter mounting with accurately cut graduations 0 to 90 right and
left. The tool slide screw has a clear cut graduated collar reading in thousandths of an inch. The clapper box swivels on
the tool slide and may be adjusted for clearance, regardless of the tool slide angle. A tool slide lock is provided so that
extreme accuracy and flatness can be maintained.
TABLE has drilled holes and slots on top and on each side for clamping work. A V-groove is also provided on one side of
the table. The cross-feed screw has a clear cut graduated collar reading in thousandths of an inch. The cross rail on
which table slides is substantially constructed with large widely spaced bearing ways. Gib adjustment Is provided for take
up. Provision is made for locking the vertical adjustment. For safety, the cross-feed screw is so constructed that the nut
will run off the thread when it has traveled the maximum distance in either direction. An adjustable front end support
VISE swivels to any angle, with base graduated 0 to 90 right and left, and can be mounted on the top or right side of the
table. Vise jaw inserts are made of heat-treated steel.