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#1 posted 11-03-2012 03:41 PM

Most of what a Shaper can do, can be done with a good Router of the 2 1/4 to 3 1/2 hp. range, using the large router bits often, would be better served by the larger hp. router, although a 2 1/4 hp. will spin the larger bits.

Shaper cutters are more costly than router bits but most profile bits/cutters are available for both machines.

Finally, Shapers are generally prefered by production shops that run their machines for hours on end and are designed for this type of continuous use.

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-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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