|Forum topic by SPalm||posted 10-15-2007 03:46 PM||9690 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
10-15-2007 03:46 PM
What do you guys think of having a shaper? I just spotted a Delta 43-355 on Craigslist for the asking price of $400. It seems to be a discontinued or hard to find machine. Retails for around $950 (?). It is 1.5 hp and has a 1/2 and 3/4 inch interchangeable spindle. It looks like about the size of machine (180 pounds) that I can get into my basement and operate without having to run special wiring which is a big plus to me.
So…. Is this too small for a shaper and I should just stick with a router table? I have a 3 hp Ryobi mounted in simple home built one right now. Seems like the way to go for raised panels, but what else? Shaper cutters are a bit pricy. It can use router bits with an optional accessory collet, anyone done this? Jet and Grizzly have about this size for around $550 new, but I’d have to pay shipping.
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