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Posted on Grizzly 1.5 HP shaper or comparably priced cast iron router setup?

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#1 posted 05-21-2013 02:42 AM

I have owned a 1 1/2 hp delta years ago. It was a 1/2 only spindle and performed pretty well for what it was.

But if you have a choice, go with a 3hp, not only for the power but larger table surface and physical weight to support a feeder in the event you add one.

I rarely have a need to use a router in a fixed table position. Pretty much all handheld operation, even the 3 1/4 hp.

I also have never seen a router table that can compete with a shaper, and I have seen a lot of them.

Go with the shaper,but I can only recommend 3hp or more. Enjoy the journey ! JB

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