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Sears | Craftsman
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Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Shaper, Wood
Machine Size: 1/2 inch spindle Shaper
Submitted By: M Heidelbaugh
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: 113.23930 Wood Shaper
Date of Manufacturer: 1977 / 1978
Serial Number: 7298.00003
Last Updated 1/29/2007 12:00:00 AM

Comments:
This is one of two machines I just purchased over a weeks time from a gentleman that is moving to a retirement village. This one is a Craftsman 1/2 inch spindle Shaper. The manual is dated 06/1977 and it was originally purchased for $535.00 including bits and collars etc. The other machine was the 6X48 inch belt and 9 inch disc sander which was originally $350.00. I suspect that was this machines original price before cutters and other accessories were added. It was in a heated basement and it too was covered in cobwebs and dust. He added a switch to reverse the motor which he stated that he never used. Once I got the shaper home I turned it on and it worked like at his house. I flipped the switch to reverse it and I got a humming or buzzing sound. I reversed it again and same buzz. I removed the plug from the front on/off switch and plugged it straight into the outlet and still a buzz. I may be asking for advice on this but I have not looked further into this one yet. The motor is a simple 1/2 HP Sears so replacing it will be simple if necessary. The bits on the wooden holders came with this and the box of bits from another shaper I had just purchased two months ago. The one from 2 months ago had a small table so I purchased this shaper and sold the other on the big auction house in the sky. Besides these two tools in a week I also purchased a 10 year old Delta hollow chisel mortiser with a shop fox stand ($95.00 total). Needless to say I am rearraging my workshop to fit everything.

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Comments: Front of Shaper
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Comments: Accessories and bits
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Comments: side view with reverse switch
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