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Forum topic by Brandocalrizzion posted 08-11-2016 03:58 PM 894 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-11-2016 03:58 PM

Topic tags/keywords: shaper grizzly how to

Hello Lumberjocks,

I was recently given a Grizzly 1-1/2 HP Shaper, which can be found on their site

I have never used a Shaper before. I have the manual for proper instruction on the tool, but was wondering if anyone at Lumberjocks has an resources (preferably online but books are okay) that you would recommend as I learn how to use the Shaper and develop skill with it.

Thanks all!

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#1 posted 08-11-2016 04:09 PM

I have an old Delta Rockwell that my brother gave me. I use it like my router table. The bits are not cheap. I like that you can reverse the rotation and flip the bits over and run it backwards (backwards doesn’t sound right, but I can’t think of a better term).

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#2 posted 08-11-2016 04:28 PM

Hello Brando, be very careful working with the shaper at all times. With that being said, just type the following in your search engine and you’ll have what you are looking for, “Grizzly shaper demos”. Have fun, make some dust.

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#3 posted 08-11-2016 06:23 PM

Here’s a free pdf (112 pages) of an old book Delta put out called ‘Getting the Most Out Of Your Shaper’.


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#4 posted 08-12-2016 10:17 AM

TMGStudioFurniture That is an excellent book you posted anyone with a shaper or router table should read it. Nice to see from the many pictures that you do not need to have the industrial machinery to make fancy stuff.

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