My new Rockford planer

  1. pressbrake1

    pressbrake1 Forum Supporter

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    Thought Id share some pictures of my new Rockford planer.
    A rare beast
    Stored at my pals until weather improvement so I can undertake groundworks
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  2. MattH

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    Oow nice.

    What’s the stroke on it?
     
  3. pressbrake1

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    6’ ish only a baby
     
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  4. Brad93

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    Like a giant shaper?
     
  5. phm87 Member

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    You jammy barsteward:clapping:

    Weight please?

    Has that been scraped in recently pressbrake1
     
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  6. Retired Forum Supporter

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    Hi,

    Now that's what I call a proper machine made to last many lifetimes. Once it's fully installed the street lights will be dim. :clapping:

    Kind regards, Colin.
     
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  7. pressbrake1

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    No I will probably re scrape main ways . The columns tend to survive well
    Obviously when I asked a yank with their use of pounds and exaggerate weights ‘18000lbs’
    Driver reckoned 6ton
     
  8. phm87 Member

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    A baby then!

    If you find another;) you have my number pressbrake1
    I`m not surprised you have to prepare a place for it, you can hardly tuck it round the corner with a pallet truck:thumbup:
     
  9. pressbrake1

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    Think Ive posted this before being a old bore but this shows you
     
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  10. MattH

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    Big enough to cover my Master 2500 bed though!
     
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  11. fizzy Member

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    That is the most solid looking HIAB lorry I have ever seen!
     
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  12. Milkybars

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    Oh happy days.. what a 'little' beauty
     
  13. Maker

    Maker nEw mEmBeR

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    They say you can make anything with a shaper except money. What can you do with a planer? :laughing: I imagine it would make light work of your cast straight edges. :thumbup:

    Just spotted the second cross slide on the vertical column, is that normal?
     
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  14. pressbrake1

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    Quite normal and critical if you want to machine the side.
    I bought it to machine pressbrake tooling, machine mill beds etc.
    Will be good for straight edges
     
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  15. Brad93

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    that will be just the ticket.
    Just need a big grinder to do hard stuff?
     
  16. spencer 427 Member

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    Was thinking the same thing. That's one tidy hiab
     
  17. pressbrake1

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    Tbh I wont put a grinder on a open way machine just like id never use a tool post grinder
    But heres a planer with a grinding head D16420D4-7A88-4667-B55E-16BE01551ABE.png
     
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  18. Maker

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    Yes I can imagine it would make pressbrake tooling an absolute breeze. :clapping: How long till it's up and running?
     
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    My wife rather likes the look of the stag!
     
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  20. pressbrake1

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    Summer because Ive got to build a new shop for it.
    Once on canvey island there was two expert fabricators.
    They had the first privately own pressbrake in the area , late forties era.
    They had a planer to make the tooling.
    When it all got scraped ten years ago the family insisted it all scrapped
     
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