SETTING UP MACHINE
use tapered shims temporarily to obtain proper
Shapers are shipped
alignment of extended portion of base then insert flat
with all the finished surfaces coated with compound to
shims and bolt at two front holes A.
prevent moisture and dirt from getting on the machine in
transit. All surface compound should be removed with
kerosene. DO NOT use naphtha or benzine. Clean ram
CHECK DIRECTION OF ROTATION
ways, attach rear ram guard, and coat all finished
The pulley shaft on the machine must revolve at
surfaces with oil. If equipped with automatic tool lifter,
the speed and in the direction specified on the plate
clean actuating rail but do not oil rail or unit. The shoe
attached to the frame. If the motor is improperly wired,
must be kept dry to function.
or the belt improperly attached, the pulley will run in the
wrong direction, lubrication system will not function, and
machine may be damaged mechanically or thru lack of
The shaper must be set level and secured to a
The feed selector handle should be positioned at
concrete foundation or good solid wood floor. To level
zero feed until the correct rotating direction of the pulley
the shaper lengthwise and crosswise, place an accurate
spirit level on the vise body or table.
First, level frame section of base with flat steel
shims and bolt machine to floor at points B and C (See
It is essential for accurate shaping that the vise be
Second, level extended portion of base as follows:
set square with the ram. The vise should be accurately
Remove table front support and attach an indicator
aligned and squared by clamping a square against the
to the table. Adjust indicator so that pointer contacts the
solid jaw and indicating the blade with a dial indicator
finished plate on which the table support slides. Move
attached to the tool head.
table horizontally and note indicator reading which
Each shaper is given a thorough running test
should be zero across full length of plate. If necessary,
before shipping and is very carefully inspected for
accurate operation. It is advisable, however, to run the
machine at slow speed for several hours before using.
The main reservoir is in the base of the machine
The sustained accurate service of which this
and is filled by removing door on side of the frame.
machine is capable depends upon the proper lubrication
Additional oil as needed may be added through the fill
and attention given to its bearings and the working parts.
hole in the base. Always keep reservoir filled to "H"
As far as practical, lubrication has been made
(High) level mark of dip stick on fill hole plug.
The oil reservoir in the base should be checked
Each machine is equipped with a circulatory
weekly and cleaned out about twice a year.
pressure oiling system which automatically supplies oil
Sight oilers are provided at each of the four corners of
to all essential moving and rotating parts, including the
the ram guideways in the frame to constantly lubricate
crank pin block, ram guideways, crossrail, and the
the- ram bearing. Allow motor to run until oil flows in all
transmission gears. The oil is pumped from the main
sight oilers before engaging the clutch control to operate
reservoir in the base through an oil filter and is
the machine. If bubbles appear in transparent caps
distributed to the various outlets through several
there is not sufficient oil in reservoir. A drop in pressure
A cartridge type
observed through the sight oilers indicates lack of oil in
replaceable filter is provided. Change filter when needle
the base or sediment covering the filter cartridge. Add
of gage on operator's side enters red area. It is normal
oil or replace filter as required.
for this red condition to exist for some time after
machine is started until the oil is warmed.