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#1 posted 01-14-2019 04:30 PM

Do you use any large diameter heavy cutters successfully?

Quite frankly I don t use my shaper at all. I bought it to round out my woodworking machine collection but I only used it a couple of times. I use routers for the job. The shaper sits forlornly in a corner of the shop taking up space. These things are pretty much dinosaurs supplanted by routers these days. I occasionally think about using the motor for something else but never have. It works well though. The cutters are more expensive than router cutters which is a drawback. I guess they have their uses in a production situation, however for a home shop routers are the way to go.

- Planeman40

I picked up the small Shaper from Grizzly a few years back to replace a flimsy router table, works fantastic and still have the option to use the shaper heads if required (very seldom). The Grizz, comes with 1/2” and 3/4” adapters as well as the router adapters 1/4” and 1/2” shafts work. More than enough power for a hobby shop. IMHO.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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