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08-30-2010 05:45 PM

I am very excited, we just added a huge power feeder, I think it is around 150 lbs. It sits on our 3hp grizzly shaper. I was excited to use it so I raised a panel in 3 passes. It did that with no problem at all so then I changed up and raised a panel in 2 passes with absolutely no issues at all. My eyes wanted to jump out of my head. Long gone are the days of hand feeding 40 panels through the shaper with 5 passes and feeling like your arms are going to fall off. And running stiles and various trim will be a snap also, so very excited about our new toy!!!

Jerry

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#1 posted 08-30-2010 05:48 PM

Didn’t you mean “new Tool?? :)

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#2 posted 08-30-2010 09:09 PM

Jerry, Congratulations on the power feed. We use several in our door shop. I don’t know how we survived without them.

Just to make you jealous, we run our panels in one pass. Of course you don’t want to know what the shaper cost to do it with.

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#3 posted 08-30-2010 09:20 PM

Kent, some day I might get there. For now I am just happy to save a finger or two. But to raise a panel in one pass is extremely impressive.

Could you tell me if it is a 5 hp shaper that is making the 1 pass with panel feeder.

And by the way, this power feeder is a “new to me” deal. It was a fair deal, probably would not meet “gloat” criteria though. LOL :)

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#4 posted 09-01-2010 05:08 PM

Jerry, It is a 9 HP. SCMI T130 Class. It has interchangable spindles that lock in like a CNC Router.
Since we only make cabinet doors at the shop, I obviously need very productive equipment. You will love your feeder. You get spoiled quickly. I bought my first 2 used and added more later—-like everyone else, one at a time.

Here is a link to their site. Mine is several years old. I bought it at the Atlanta show when they first introduced the machine in the States. I got the demo from the show, so I saved some shipping.
http://scmgroup-usa.com/detail.aspx?ID=23

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#5 posted 09-01-2010 05:27 PM

Now that is what I need. So you build doors for shops. Do you build any doors with arches? I have an upcoming customer who wants his upper doors to have arches. So far I have built all of my own doors but always figured I would outsource if I were ever given a job for arched doors.

9 hp seems like that would a ton of power. I bet that bit does not slow down for anything under any load.

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#6 posted 09-01-2010 10:08 PM

Jerry, We do arches. We have both a cathedral and an eyebrow arch we do all the time, as well as other custom things we have done. If you decide you want to do them yourself, I can walk you through it. It can be done without the high priced equipment we have. It is definitely different when you make doors all the time.

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#7 posted 09-01-2010 10:25 PM

Not only will that feeder save you a ya’ll a lot of work it may save one of ya’ll a finger or two. Don’t neglect your tires. If you were hand feeding that many parts at a time, I’m so glad that you have a feeder, now.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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