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Manufactured/Badged by:
Rockwell Manufacturing Co.
Pittsburgh, PA

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Overarm Router
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Submitted By: dick ford
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: Overarm Router/Shaper Model 43-503
Date of Manufacturer: 1979
Serial Number: 1809155
Last Updated 8/12/2011 8:10:51 PM

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Got this from a victorian gingerbread trim factory in '83, it had not been used for a while and was orange with rust on the bare metal parts. Router head can mount above or below table. Foot pedal raises table up to push work into the router bit in overarm operation, or with the router head under the table it was a shaper. 20,000 rpm 220volt motor, has 1/4" & 1/2" collets, adjustable split fence and several sizes of guide pin inserts (1/8" to 1/2"). For 27 years people would come into my shop and ask "what is that?" I always said the same thing, "it's one of the coolest things I own". It could do things that no other machine could. Sold it last year to make room for other stuff, and to let someone else have fun with it.

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Comments: the black bottom end of the router was a steel sleeve that screwed off to expose the threaded end of the head that could then be screwed into a mount under the table and also made for a threaded height adjustment
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Comments: Manual dated 2-28-79
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