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Forum topic by nitehorse posted 04-18-2018 03:45 PM 737 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-18-2018 03:45 PM

There is a shaper for sale, $1000, with an assortment of cutters and accessories.
Can someone clue me in on what the extras might be worth. Attached a photo.
Off the top of my head as a guess I was going to offer $800.
Also I assume the shaper is old, is there anything in particular I should check?



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#1 posted 04-18-2018 04:54 PM

First I would ask, “do you really need a shaper”? Are you planning on making a lot of moldings, edge decorations, door panels, etc? Many of those can be done with a router table.
If you check out the price of shaper heads that will give you an idea of the accessories value. They can go from $25 to $250 each for cutters.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#2 posted 04-18-2018 06:01 PM

Looks like mine, but mine is only a 1.5 hp, what hp is this one as I only paid $500 a few years ago?
Only use mine a router table, really and very happy with what it is capable of doing. have used a cutter head but find no real use for one usually? Router bits meet all my needs.
Guess the choice is what you need it to do, hobby or production?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#3 posted 04-18-2018 11:53 PM

Its a 3 hp and looks to be something between 1988 and1998.

I had an 88 like it and used it hard, finally sold it two yrs ago.

I only did two things over the years….replaced spindle cartridge and had motor rebuilt. (did I mention i used it hard)

Mine was one of four shapers in my shop and ran probably about 100 days a year, 1-3 hrs

As to your question,,,,,yes it is worth that ,,,,,probably already gone

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#4 posted 04-19-2018 02:44 PM

Anyone guess as to what stuff is on the table. Especially those that look like saw blades?
I thought if the accessories are of enough value the getting a router, table and accessories might be more expensive.


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#5 posted 04-19-2018 08:46 PM

spacers and cutters,,,,,I can’t blow it up enough to get fine detail. Its not a bad price,,,,without all that stuff

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#6 posted 04-19-2018 11:33 PM

Check the Grizzly website. I have the G1035 Grizzly Shaper. I love it. I got the shaper instead of a router table and am very happy with this machine. I buy Grizzly shaper cutters and have been happy with them both price and quality. I find the 1-1/2 horsepower shaper to have more than enough power even when using panel cutters. I made some modifications to my shaper for dust collection. I build a sled for mostly every operation I do so i can easily go back and make a piece again when i want to. I would never go back to a router table again. If that used shaper is gone get a new one.

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#7 posted 04-20-2018 02:32 PM

Thank you all for the advice. Nice to have some experienced hands on deck.

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