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06-05-2010 01:46 AM
I am trading a friend my like new condition 3 1/2 hp Milwaukee with above table adjustment. The router is excellent and a pleasure to use. I have only used it one time so far and do not have much need for the router. A while back I posted a tool gloat where I announced I bought the router off of CL for 60.00 from a fella. So, 60.00 for a 350.00 router was excellent.
My friend, a little older than me and many more toys/tools then I have, has a 1 1/2 hp Jet Shaper. I offered to buy it from him since it is sitting in a heavy duty storage bin, along with many other neat toys I might add. He told me $300 and I told him I would have to rub a couple nickles together and get back with him. So he and I decided on a trade. My Milwaukee router for his shaper. I am excited! I needed the extra shaper and hope to get one more shaper down the road so we will have three shapers. I want one shaper set for panels, one for styles and the other for rails. I might look at a stackable set that I can run on one spindle or something like that. My panel shaper I will add a 1 hp power feeder that I hope will make raising panels much easier.
I believe there are far more router lovers than shaper lovers here so I am interested to hear feed back on this deal. I think neither of us is really getting the better deal because he is getting a practically brand new router that is simply amazing to use with plenty of power to spare. Plus he leans more to the routers. And I will get a used shaper, I think it is around 6 years old or so, that is a little small but sufficient for what I plan to do with it for running styles and rails.