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#1 posted 08-12-2015 03:00 AM

I picked up an old shaper a year ago: a hundred box for a beautiful old cast iron Craftsman, a tray of hardly used cutters, and a sad punch on the arm from the old-timer with failing eyesite who had ni choice but to divest. I didn’t need the damn thing, but the guy ahead of me was working over the old guy to just sell him the cutters and I felt sorry for the man and his tool. Like I say, I didn’t need it and space is at a premium, but the past year has been a blast. I’m at a point where I’m searching out more projecta for the tool, like wainscotting and a hardwood floor for a carpeted hallway.

A tip the old guy gave me, in addition to actually giving me one for nothing, is to substitute molding head cutter for standard shaper cutters. There may be a safety issue here, or not, but the cutter has doubled the range of my came-with set of cutters. Google craftsman molding head cutter and then troll second-hand tool stores. In my area they’re found for about five bucks.

-- - Crud. Go tell your mother that I need a Band-aid.

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