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Forum topic by cracknpop posted 852 days ago 938 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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cracknpop

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852 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: shaper cutters bits router tip shaping joining milling

I recently bought a used Grizzly 3hp shaper with multiple spindles along with a barely used set of rail and style cutters that will match the cabinet doors in my house. With extra cash set aside for additional cutters, I would like to know what are the most commonly used cutters by fellow LJs. I am already thinking a tongue and groove set would be great to have on hand. What cutters do you use most frequently as a serious hobbyist?
Thanks for sharing.

-- Rick


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Don W

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#1 posted 852 days ago

raised panel cutters, and door stiles are what i used most. I also did a lot of ship lapping.

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cabmaker

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#2 posted 852 days ago

I use a wide array of profile and cope sets as well as fluting, beading, panel raisers , table edge and door edge profiles. I have others including tounge and groove but the aforementioned are the most used for me.

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Loren

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#3 posted 852 days ago

A power feeder is a nice thing to have.

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Kent Shepherd

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#4 posted 852 days ago

In addition to the standard raised panel bits, I have a Freud Multi-profile cutter that is great for custom mouldings.
All the different profile cutters you can afford would be nice too. Rabbeting cutters and round-overs are handy as well.

I agree with Loren on the feeder.

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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Nicky

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#5 posted 852 days ago

Cove and bead cutters / round overs (~12 in the collection of different sizes) get the most use for me. I like doing my own molding for projects.
I now have a few door sets that I’ve acquired over the years.
A reversible glue joint cutter, great for making wide panels

My shaper is 1 1/2hp, so I’m a bit jealous. I normally need to make multiple passes to get the job done.

Nice find. Have fun with your new toy!

-- Nicky

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oluf

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#6 posted 852 days ago

I use my lock miter cutter a lot. It is great for cabinet and fernature construction..There is no end grain showing at the corners.

-- Nils, So. Central MI. Wood is honest.Take the effort to understand what it has to tell you before you try to change it.

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cracknpop

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#7 posted 852 days ago

Some great suggestions to help me put together a shopping list. Not having used a shaper before, I figured LJs would help me build a useful ‘tool chest’.
Loren, perhaps the next honeydo project my wife asks me to build for her I can use the phrase, “I could build that IF I had a power feeder for my shaper”

Any other LJs have other cutter suggestions?

-- Rick

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