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02-07-2010 01:56 AM

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I do not know if this is the right terminology or not. I had one of these once and do not know if they are still available. The round part (1/2”wide X 6” dia) went on the table saw arbor and it held three cutters. The cutters had a slot and hole in them and were held in place with large allen screws. The set usually came with 4 to 6 different designs.

Can I still get it and if so, where?

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa


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#1 posted 02-07-2010 01:58 AM

I have a Craftsman molding head although I haven’t used it for years. I’m pretty sure that they still make them.

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#2 posted 02-07-2010 02:01 AM

Sears.

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#3 posted 02-07-2010 02:01 AM

check sears tools

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#4 posted 02-07-2010 02:05 AM

Like every one said Sears, also e bay sell them.

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#6 posted 02-07-2010 02:12 AM

Is this it Tom

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#7 posted 02-07-2010 05:35 AM

Woodworkers Supply, called Magic Molder. Here is the link….

http://woodworker.com/magic-molder-starter-set-mssu-948-754.asp?search=molder%20head%20set&searchmode=2

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#8 posted 02-07-2010 06:20 AM

Thanks Everyone! Sears does still sell them. I just need it for a computer desk I am making. Trying to match some existing trim that was made with this molding head.

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#9 posted 02-07-2010 06:29 AM

The Craftsman works but for anyone who needs to run a lot of molding or use it often, go for the Magic Molder. It’s a little pricey ($200 for head with 1 set of cutters and $80-100 for cutters) but it runs as smooth as a fine tooth blade. a1jim’s link is with 2 heads. Google Magic Molder and order from the company and you can pick your first cutter and get a good deal. It’s a joy to run after dealing with some of the older ones. I’m glad you found the Craftsman if you need to match it. I think I have two of them. One is about 10 years old and the other is closer to 30-35 years old. I’m kinda wary about using it anymore.

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#10 posted 02-07-2010 07:15 AM

rsmith71: I am sure the Magic Molder is a lot better than the Craftsman Molder but after I do this computer desk I probably won’t use it very much after that. If I could have found a shaper cutter or router bit I would have gone that way seeing that I have a shaper. The cutter in the craftsman set is what made the molding I need to match. Thanks for your concern.
Tom

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#11 posted 02-07-2010 07:51 AM

Another company that makes the molding cutter

http://corobcutters.com/

Now spending $100 for a unit you probably will not use again is, well nuts. I have the Sears unit and all the heads that came with it. If you want to pay for shipping. I’ll loan the unit with heads to you. I have not used it in a couple of years.
What head profile did you use. Lets make sure I have the head you need. If I do, I can ship it out next week.

Go here and let me know which shape head. And Of course I’ll make sure I have that one.

http://corobcutters.com/shapeknives.php

Dave

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#12 posted 02-07-2010 08:29 AM

Hi Dave

I really appriciate your offer but I need to alter the #6 3 bead cutter by grind off the two outside tits. I did find a carbide router bit ($30) but don’t know if carbide cutters can be altered or not. I was giong to talk to the guy that sharpens my blades. Thanks!

Tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#13 posted 02-07-2010 03:56 PM

Hi Dave,

I never heard of Corob Cutters before, they look like a pretty good. Somthing to think about.
And thanks Tom, I look forward to seeing how you made out with the molded cutter.

Mike

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#14 posted 02-07-2010 04:39 PM

Tom -

Hopefully you know this, but go easy with that molding cutter until you get used to it. When I first got mine, I had it set for a fairly deep cut and watched a board fly back off the saw and into the driveway. Sure was glad that I always stand to the side when using the TS. – lol

I’ve never modified any of my cutters, but suspect that maintaining the balance will be very critical. That rascal spins really fast.

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#15 posted 02-07-2010 04:57 PM

ND2ELK, I wasn’t trying to suggest that kind of investment for a one-off deal. It is pricey but well worth the investment for anyone who can find a justifiable use for it. We got one at work with a 3/16” bead cutter and ran beaded raised panels doors. The first cabinet job it paid for itself. They have a whole catalog of different profiles and their design indexes the cutters so set up and changes are simple and easily repeatable. For someone who likes building furniture the trim possibilities are endless. With a little creativitiy it’s even easy to run arched profiles with it.

-- Robert - Haven Wood Crafts

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