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    Just an FYI - Was able to take another look at...

    Just an FYI - Was able to take another look at the Brodhead- Garrett machine today. It has a Baldor motor and is the 3/4 HP version. The Logan has a 1/2 HP motor so I don't know how much more of an...
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    Good eye, Spaeth! The linkage and all parts are...

    Good eye, Spaeth! The linkage and all parts are there, just not in those pics. This machine was in storage for years and some of the parts removed from the unit and shrink wrapped to it so they...
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    BTW, I spoke with Scott Logan today (his...

    BTW, I spoke with Scott Logan today (his grandfather founded the company.) He said the Logan I'm looking at was made in 1942. Logan made those shapers through 1966. After that they were all made...
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    Photos of Logan shaper: (don't know why they are...

    Photos of Logan shaper: (don't know why they are sideways???)

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    Thanks for the photos, Spaeth! Nice to see one of...

    Thanks for the photos, Spaeth! Nice to see one of these old classics actually doing some work. From my research it seems that metal shapers are among the most underutilized machines in the shop.
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    Here are a few shots of the Brodhead-Garrett...

    Here are a few shots of the Brodhead-Garrett J-Line:

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    Don't know why can't seem to delete the BP photo! *%$#&
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    John, Thanks for the tips. Is the bull gear...

    John,

    Thanks for the tips. Is the bull gear the one at the rear with the cover over it? Will definitely take a look at the dovetail ways for wear.

    Doug
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    Yes, I'm familiar with and have been to the VM...

    Yes, I'm familiar with and have been to the VM website and was able to print out Owner's Manuals for both machines; they are very similar but not exactly. The manual for the Logan machine was...
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    Paolo, thanks for your comments; you've made some...

    Paolo, thanks for your comments; you've made some good points. I will know more about the condition of each machine when I see and hear them run next week, hopefully. Will try to take a close look at...
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    Anybody out there??? Doug

    Anybody out there???

    Doug
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    Thanks - good to know I'm in the right category....

    Thanks - good to know I'm in the right category. Here's the situation; I'm looking at two shapers for sale, both here in my small town (yes, very fortunate, I know.) Both sellers are friends of mine...
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    Shapers - Logan vs Brodhead-Garrett J-line

    Relatively new to the forum and am looking at a couple of shapers. Looking for information and comments; I have a few questions about the two in the title. Am I in the correct section?

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