does any own or have exp with 1 hp jet shaped???

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11-03-2012 03:02 AM

Today I found a very lightly used 1 hp jet shaper in good condition for a good price. My plan will be to run our cope cutter on the shaper. A couple of days ago I actually bought 2 PM 3hp shapers to go with our 3 hp grizzly shaper and PM power feeder. I planned to run the stick, door lip and panel cutters on the 3 larger shapers and set up my router table as a dedicated set up for the coping cutter. So my random CL scans I found the Jet shaper. Turned out I even knew the seller. So I bought the shaper.

To further sweeten the deal, the shaper comes with 5 cutters, also light usage.

I am certain this shaper will perform the cope cut nicely. Likely better than the 2.25 hp Freud router I was planning to use. My only concern will be how we’ll the shaper will maintain the hieght setting. It will be something I will monitor closely. Thanks for any input.

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#1 posted 11-03-2012 05:48 AM

Jerry, is this the shaper type where the motor stays fixed and the spindle is raised by a gear-shifter kind of lever?

I just bought two of these, a PM and a Craftsman. Same deal; the motor has a wide sheave and the belt just rides to where it needs to be. The Craftsman has a much larger table and more cast iron mass. The open-weave table is easily attached to a power feed.

I plan to check the condition of the spindle housing and the tip of the set screw that holds it to be sure there isn’t any galling going on. Overall I would think they will work fine since they’re still around and being used.

Bluepine38 did a nice restoration on his. Is your drive mechanism like this:





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