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Posted on Considering swapping my shaper for a router table

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#1 posted 03-31-2019 12:38 PM

Thanks Jared.

I could theoretically take the shaper off the rolling cart and set it up outfeed to table saw. They are close in height. But my floor is an extremely rough and uneven slab. I’d really have to redo the slab first to make this work.

I understand the value of a shaper, which is why I bought it and have owned it for 10 years. But seriously, to change the bit takes several minutes of hard cranking. Also it’s not variable speed.
In my tiny shop stuffed full of huge machinery, some hard choices and sacrifices have to be made.
I can barely move out there.

I don’t know the router table products out there because I’ve never owned one. My table saw fence is a rack and pinion style (Northfield #4) and would not fly for the router table.

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