Smith & Mills shaper side feed

I just got my 25" Smith & Mills shaper up and running. Everything works as
it should. That is, except the side feed. I can't hear/feel the feed
shaft turning at all when under power. Left and right direction selection
lever does nothing. Power traverse is not connected electrically.
I figure there is something I need to do to engage the feed, but I can't
figure it out. Any ideas? I've had this thing sitting in the garage for
years now & I would really like to get it fully operational.
Thanks!
Reply to
John L. Weatherly
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I just got my 25" Smith & Mills shaper up and running. Everything works as it should. That is, except the side feed. I can't hear/feel the feed shaft turning at all when under power. Left and right direction selection lever does nothing. Power traverse is not connected electrically. Manual crank moves the table.
I figure there is something I need to do to engage the feed, but I can't figure it out. Any ideas? I've had this thing sitting in the garage for years now & I would really like to get it fully operational.
Thanks!
Reply to
John L. Weatherly
You may know of it already, but there is a Metal Shapers Yahoo newsgroup that is pretty active that might give you your answer.
John Martin
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John Martin
Check to see if the feed rate dial/lever is between incriments
Gunner
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Gunner Asch
Thanks for the tip. I was able to find someone with the same machine. Ends up it was a broken shear pin.
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John L. Weatherly

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