My new Rockford planer

  1. Brad93

    Brad93 M J B Engineering

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    What firm was that? A few of my mates have worked on canvey.
     
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    Cant remember, it shut in early nineties when one brother died
     
  3. skotl

    skotl Forum Supporter

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    First off - congrats on a fab new toy.

    Second off - many thanks for posting the pics. I just showed them to the wife, particularly the one where it's on the back of the wagon, and said "see... could be worse!" and she wholeheartedly agrees :D
    So makes anything I buy look sensible by comparison!
     
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    Haha, wait until your wife sees you using two forklifts to unload your new toy!:

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    Excellent, Bridgeport for sale!
     
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    Shox Dr Chief Engineer to Carlos Fandango

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    Be careful with that analogy. She might do the same with Imelda Marcos:o:laughing:
     
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    There's still the not-so-small matter of having to knock a 1ft hole in the ceiling of my garage :whistle:
     
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    Have you seen this one?



    Also, please, what is the pipe and valve screwed into the clapper? Pneumatic tool lifter?
     
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    On mr acheson machine its a pneumatic clapper box lifter on mine its hydraulic.
    A big coburg was scrapped in Suffolk, I was told to late.
    Trouble with coburg machines they’re overly complicated and fifty year old wiring can be unpleasant once moved
     
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  11. mm289 Member

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    Looks very nice, and BIG!:o

    MM
     
  12. pressbrake1

    pressbrake1 Forum Supporter

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    Finally got my Rockford out of storage
    Spencer posing next to motor!
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    HughF Member

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    Love it...Is this bigger than the one Adam Booth has just picked up, or same size...?
     
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    Nice, Very Nice
     
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  15. pressbrake1

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    Bigger but lighter in weight, though I think that’s because yanks are prone to exaggerating! He claims his little one is 7tons , my Rockford is maybe 6ton. It felt much lighter than my devlieg to move
     
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  16. Brad93

    Brad93 M J B Engineering

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  18. pressbrake1

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    He has seen it, only a little envious!
     
  19. Mikes Member

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    Just noticed the slogan on Spencer's hat 'Love Every Drop' - probably not the best advice when you are moving machines!
     
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    A US ton is2000 lbs, UK ton, 2240lbs!
     
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