They look like molding knives. Unless you have a molder they fit in, I would not try them on a table saw. The other possibility is a plane molder of some sort. They look a little wide for a hand plane though. Dan
the knives in the first picture definitely dont seem to be for a hand plane, they fit into the thing in the second picThey look like molding knives. Unless you have a molder they fit in, I would not try them on a table saw. The other possibility is a plane molder of some sort. They look a little wide for a hand plane though. Dan
Oh very cool! I can see tomrrow what it says on it. Glad to know it can go in the saw and not fly off and behead meThat is a molding head designed to be used on a table saw or radial arm saw. Can t really tell about the knives based on that picture, but I assume that is what they are for. They are pretty rough on a table saw, and many can t use them - so unless you have a fairly substantial machine, you would probably be better off just getting a standard dado set.
Clean up the head and let us know what the markings on it are. I know that Craftsman had a head similar, as did Delta. Figure out who made it and you can get more info on it.
Edit: Here is a shot by fellow LJ Dusty56 showing some variations on the Delta molding head and appropriate cutters for them (Found in this thread):
more dangerous than a dado stack (not authorised in Europe) with the added risk of of flying cutter.That s why I never used my 3-wing shaper head on my table saw. Cripes the old shapers would only hit you at gut level, worse yet a vertical cutter head that could get you right between the eyes.
Keep your shaper head as a curiosity, and get a compliment of vintage molding planes and a Stanley #45 or equivalent. You ll be ahead in the long run!