Spindle Shaper (BMTen Inc.)

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Forum topic by CRANEWOODSHOP posted 11-03-2020 07:31 AM 450 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-03-2020 07:31 AM

Topic tags/keywords: shaper woodworking machine spindle router tool 3 phase cast iron auction 220 220v m6 bmti bmten bmt 130180 antique help question resource tip

I just picked up a spindle shaper from an auction and i can find nothing about it online. All I can find on the machine is BMTen Inc. Matr. N. 130180 Type M6. It is a 3 phase 220V machine. If anyone could provide any info they have on the company or machine it would be greatly appreciated.[email protected]/50560607058/in/dateposted-public/[email protected]/50560607073/in/dateposted-public/[email protected]/50561477212/in/dateposted-public/

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#1 posted 11-03-2020 10:01 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks!

The large front door, hand wheels on side of machine, and olive green is similar to chen-sheng shapers made in Taiwan in 80’s. Then again mfg were copying each other so much, could be one of several mfg.

Be sure to check the motor name plate for more clues.
Might also find an IEC (EU) motor inside pointing to maybe an Italian mfg.

Have you called the Importer?
2061 S Economy Rd, Morristown, TN, 37813
(423) 586-9156
Founded in 1979, and old D&B report shows a staff of 1 employee.


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#2 posted 11-03-2020 01:34 PM

Its Italian. Serial number gives it away.

B-m-ten will just be the importer.

Looks a bit like a Casadei, but just as likely one of the other lesser known Italian manufacturers

And like with all Italian machines (including the manufacturers still in business) parts, info and service are usually DIY…

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