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Posted on Craftsman Shaper Model 113.23920

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#1 posted 07-27-2013 08:21 PM

I have that shaper in my shop, bought it new in the mid 1970s. Works well. Cutters can be had from Grizzly (, look under shaper cutters. All the cutters now days are carbide. You DO need a reversing switch if you are going to use cutters that can be flipped upside down on the spindle. You have to run the work in the opposite direction. I should note that this type of home shop shaper has given way to electric routers that now have the power to handle large cutters whereas they didn’t until recently. As you got it for FREE, it shouldn’t bother you to spend a little money on the cutters for it. Quite a bargain!


P.S. I would love to know the recommended cutter speed for this thing. Years ago I just estimated when I was sizing up the motor and pulleys. What I have works, but I would still like to know.

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