103.23920 Craftsman Shaper Table/King-Seeley Mfg.

by RedRed's Woods Ltd.
(Idaho, USA)

Craftsman Shaper King-Seeley Mfg. Model 103.23920

Craftsman Shaper King-Seeley Mfg. Model 103.23920

Inherited from My Father's Wood Shop, he purchased it back in the early 60's. Works Great, in "My Book" it's a Keeper! Out-performs my Freud Plunge Router/Table when Building Older Style Windows and Doors...
Tough, Sturdy, Good Ol' Quality Cast Iron Machine. Would like to Restore it someday to it's Original New Condition if I ever find the 2 Missing Parts I need. But may end up Having those Machined.
I have a Copy of the Original Owners Manual, If anyone else has a Machine like this one.

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Nov 03, 2010
Craftsman Shaper Owners Manual - King Seeley
by: rick

I recently became the proud owner of a 103.23920 Craftsman Shaper Table/King-Seely. I would like to acquire an owners manual if possible. It's in good shape but I feel I couldn't do it any justice if I don't know how to properly use it! Thanks for your help!

Oct 13, 2010
by: David Heider

I also have a manual for Model 103.23921. It has less detail about how to operate it, but does include an exploded view and parts list.

Oct 13, 2010
103.23920 Manual
by: Eugene

It looks like this is a popular manual. I hope that I too could get a copy. I just got the machine and would really like to take care of and use it properly. Please send me a copy, to:eugenemueller@yahoo.com. Thank you very much!!

Sep 15, 2010
Located a General Manual for These Shapers
by: David

Here is a link for a manual that should cover these Shapers:


Sep 02, 2010
Shaper Spindle Rotaion
by: David Heider

I reversed the motor on my shaper by opening the cover plate on the bottom of the motor and reversing some wires. If I remember right, it's marked so you can tell what to do.
As far as the noisy spindle goes, you may need to disassemble it and clean and lubricate the bearings.

Sep 02, 2010
Manual for 103.23920 Shaper
by: Anonymous

I also have the Craftsman King-Seeley 103.23920 shaper and would like to have a manual for it. Thanks for your generous offer. My e-mail is:

Jul 31, 2010
Manual for Shaper Table
by: Anonymous

I would like to get a copy of the manual for the shaper table. My email is miller.sj@sbcglobal.net

Jan 01, 2010
103.23920 Shaper
by: Anonymous

I just acquired a Model 103.23920 shaper. The spindle seems a little noisy. Could this be a bearing in need of lubrication? Can the motor be reversed? Looking down on the spindle, it spins clockwise. I would prefer it spend counter-clockwise. How could I obtain a copy of the manual? Many thanks.

Jan 01, 2010
Craftsman shaper
by: David Heider

I have model 103.23921 - from my Dad's shop. It looks the same as yours. He used it a lot to make cabinet doors back in the 50's and 60's as a contractor. I have cleaned and refurbished it and it runs well. The spindle is worn where the sheave is attached, and I'm wondering if a new one can be found.

Dec 08, 2009
I have one too!
by: Georgeek@cfl.rr.com

I am interested in getting a copy of your manual.
I was recently given one in real bad rusty shape,
I'm not sure the motor even runs. I need to know where or even if I can get new bits for it. If I can't I don't want to restore it. Any info anyone
can give me I will appreciate. I didn't even know what it was until I looked at this web site.

Nov 28, 2009
Copy of Manual
by: David

I have just acquired a model 103.23921. I don't know how different the two models are, but I am interested in restoring and using this shaper to its full potential also. I would like to get a copy of your manual if possible.



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