Panel Raising Shaper Cutter

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Forum topic by rolltopbox posted 11-10-2010 10:49 PM 2052 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-10-2010 10:49 PM

Topic tags/keywords: panel raising shaper cutter face down

I thought I used to raise panels with the panel face down, which means that the cutter spins counter clock wise below the table of the shaper. Now that I have discovered that the shaper cutter I thought I still had has gone missing through the years I am trying to find another like it.

I can’t find such a panel raising shaper cutter now. All that I find work above the panel so all that cutter is spinning up in the air, not safely down in the table. Does anyone understand what I am looking for?

-- Bruce

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#1 posted 11-11-2010 03:09 AM

I finally found one like I am talking about. It runs under the table which is safer. Flipping and changing rotation will not get me where I want to go.

Now to find the profile below in the cutter above. One is not listed on that site.

-- Bruce

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#2 posted 11-11-2010 04:41 PM

I have run panels both ways, but prefer running them face up. It is extremely difficult to get the correct thickness on the edge that fits into the stile groove.

You have a point about the safety, but there are other factors to consider. We use a hold down jig for arches, power feed and guards for sraight cuts. Interesting, we had numerous accidents years ago when we ran them face down. but rare since we switched. It is easy to tilt the panel into the cutter face down, because of the width of cut you are making. Running face up, the work is always supported at the cutter.

You can get custom cutters made if it is worth the expense to you. That way you can choose the rotation.
There may be a reason you can’t find stock cutters like that anymore.


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