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Thread: Unique Combination Machine - ever seen a Reypo?

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    Unique Combination Machine - ever seen a Reypo?

    If you've been there, you'll understand why I just had to have this little jewel

    The fun thing about playing with machinery is I learn something new every day. Even though I already have a Delta lathe, a big table saw, six grinders and two drill presses, but I just had to have this baby to play with for a while. Wonder how is it such a unique, interesting and solidly-built machine has flown under the OWWM radar for all these years?

    The Reypo is just a really unique design with some clever features. It has even more presence on the bench than in the photos. The main body with motor weighs all I could carry. The table saw/grinder table is medium-size, but the DP and lathe are large enough and heavy enough to do full-size work. The lathe/saw/grinder spindle bearings are a foot apart and the lathe chuck thread is inch-and-a-quarter with a #2MT center. Even though it is called "Model Master", it is 67" long end-to-end and looks to be able to turn 36" between centers. This is real beef.

    Anyone ever seen a Reypo? Any dirty paper on one? Parts?

    thnx, jack vines

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    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Mountain Home, Arkansas
    Neat. Congrats.

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    Now, that is a really neat machine, Hobby Craft at its best,

    I too never saw one before and OWWM had no clue?

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    I've combed the net far and wide and posted the pics on six fora. NOBODY thus far has ever seen or heard of a Reypo. So far, the only negative is it takes up about six feet of bench space.

    thnx, jack vines

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    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Odessa, Tx
    Somewhere back down the line I have "Seen" one of those, (or SOMETHING very close to that), and for the life of me, I CANNOT remember WHERE I saw it. I only remember seeing it sitting in a shop somewhere. I remember thinking, Gee, that's kinda neat.

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    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    Jack, that certainly qualifies as cool!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

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    So, I gave it a tune-up and a lube job and new belts, replaced a missing crank handle on the tailstock hand wheel and it's good to go.

    I did figure out it's missing one table. The front post, which has a rack gear and the angle gauge is there, but the back post and the table are MIA. The seller didn't think he had ever had it. Whatdaya figure the chances of finding another table are, given no one has ever even seen a Reypo Model Master before? Wish I could find an advertisement or a brochure, just so I could see what the missing table was supposed to do. We know it raised and lowered, because the rack and pinion is there.

    The table which is there tilts, but doesn't raise/lower, so maybe it is for the grinding wheel and the missing table is for the saw. But, then, do grinding tables usually have a miter gauge?

    thnx, jack vines

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