The Acto 6 Hand Metal Shaper workshop machinery plans.
This is an extremely rugged little shaper, well capable of performing all the myriad of tasks the milling machine is notsuited for.
So, whether your needs are only to slot bores for keyways, perhaps generate gears or maybe just general machining, this is the machine for you. This shaper cuts any angle, dovetails or V shapes all with a single tool, machines gears & racks, cuts internal & external keyways, has considerably deeper machining ability than the longest extension end or slot mill.
Single point machining is certainly the cheapest & easiest machining & most tools with the exception of special form tools simply sharpened by hand. A 60mm hole passes through the machine enabling long
sections to be machined at any point or long keyways to be cut. Four cross slide feeds both forward & reverse are available.
The ACTO 6 HAND METAL SHAPER is a steel fabricated machine but all the V ways travel in cast iron machined from readily available “off the shelf” cast iron section.
This may be bench mounted or you may choose to make the stand we have specially designed for it.
A low profile pivoting vice is also included in the plans.
As with all our other plans available
from machineryplans.com, these are full working drawings
with every part drawn separately & redrawn again as an
assembly for ultimate understanding.