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Forum topic by dustycajun posted 04-13-2016 12:44 PM 520 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-13-2016 12:44 PM

Good am, I recently purchased a shaper and want to start making cabinet doors etc, in reading I underdtand rub bearings are necessary in some applications, what size diameter is the most common that is used, there seems to be numerous sizes to choose from. I am looking for rec.

-- klcrd

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#1 posted 04-13-2016 12:57 PM

Depends on the cutter.

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#2 posted 04-13-2016 01:12 PM

Just was wondering which ones are used more frequently or do i need several sizes

-- klcrd

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#3 posted 04-13-2016 01:40 PM

You will almost certainly need several sizes. If you plan on doing just a few specific operations with your shaper, you can consult with whom ever you’re sourcing cutters from and they can advise you on what you need. Cutters used to generate the same profile can still vary greatly in diameter from one manufacturer to another and depending on what level of service is expected from them, the “rub bearings” will have to be the correct size for a specific cutter also dependent on what depth of cut you’re looking for from a particular cutter. The number of combinations is nearly limitless.

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