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

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Shaper, Wood
Machine Size: 1/2-inch Spindle, 1 HP
Submitted By: Karl J. Shields
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: Light Duty Shaper, model 43-120
Date of Manufacturer: 1976
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Last Updated 10/23/2006 1:51:22 AM

Comments:
This was my first shaper, purchased in the Quad Cities in 2000.

About the size of router table, there is very little "light-duty" in comparison to other small shapers. The height adjustment is not as precise as its big brother's, the Rockwell/Delta Heavy Duty, but it's miles better than most shapers (and router tables) of this size.

Note the extra l-o-n-g frame motor and wide drive pulley to accomomdate spindle travel. These, along with the belt/pulley guard, are often missing on examples of the LD shaper.

This shaper served me well for many years, but was replaced by a 1948 Four-footer HD Shaper. It was was sold to fellow OWWMer Kirk Poore at ArnFest '06.

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Comments: Rockwell LD Shaper--Front
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Comments: Rockwell LD Shaper--Rear
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Comments: Long-frame motor and wide pulley
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