|Review by ND2ELK||posted 03-04-2010 08:48 AM||6636 views||0 times favorited||15 comments|
I finally got to try out my new shaper today. It has a 1 1/2hp motor and comes with a 1/2” spindle, 3/4” spindle, 1/4” collet and 1/2” collet for router bits. It has two different speeds and a forward and reverse. I really like the idea that I can use shaper cutters and router bits on the same machine. I have not bought any shaper cutters yet because I feel I should buy shaper cutters for each of the jobs as I do them. That holds true for router bits as well. As I do more jobs my cutters and bit collection well grow.
I am working on a L-Shaped computer desk and wall hanging storage unit. The side trim pieces and base trim pieces needed a decorative cut put in them. I also had to put a decorative edge on the doors and drawer covers. I was very pleased the way they came out.
The shaper is very well built and does not require very much assemble. It seems to have plenty of power and the dust collection chute works great with my cyclone. There was only a small hand full of chips on or around the machine after running everything. It was quiet, had no vibration, easy to set up and adjust. I do not fore see it having any problems with the shaper cutters at all. When I start doing raised panel doors I will up date the review. I am very happy with the machine so far and would recommend it as a good machine. The only two things I would have liked to have seen, is a longer cord and oak fence boards which I plan on changing.
-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa