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Forum topic by bluekingfisher posted 11-13-2012 09:59 AM 1253 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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bluekingfisher

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11-13-2012 09:59 AM

I was pondering the use of a Magic Molder for my TS. Does anyone have one? and is it worth the outlay. Are the cutters easily sharpened? Can any one recommend a supplier for the molding head and cutters.

Thanks in advance.

David

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan


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kizerpea

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#1 posted 11-13-2012 12:12 PM

David…you have to b careful with TS molder head..dangerous….i have one of the older delta molder heads, its thicker than the ones u can buy now..i use it to cut flutes in pilasters….i think CMT make one but its $$$$$...craftsman makes on to…not good …at least from what i heard…

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bluekingfisher

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#2 posted 11-14-2012 08:12 AM

Steve, Rick – Thanks for the advice, I get the impression they are not the safest tools to use, that said, I operate my TS (3HP) without a guard, not to be recommended I know but I’m guessing more downward pressure directly over the molder is required?? With the normal blade the operator stands behind and to the side when feeding into a blade and kick back aside and therefore little less at rick from the cutter.

I may have to reconsider such a purchase on your advice, it was just that a friend of mine has one of the craftsman three pronged versions which he used to make beaded wall panelling – maybe I’ll just stick with the shaper.

Thanks fellahs.

David

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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Jamie Speirs

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#3 posted 11-14-2012 08:46 AM

David I use Molder heads only on the spindle molder and with that

I use a power feed. I’ve done freehand on the S/M but I find the

finish better with the added pressure of the power feed.

If your shaper can take the molder heads with a nice steady feed it should

also give a good finish you are also well out of the firing line. :)

Jamie

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bluekingfisher

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#4 posted 11-14-2012 09:08 AM

Thanks Jamie, I’m beginning to think the molder for a TS has a limited use so I may just stick with my SM.

Thanks.

David

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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ND2ELK

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#5 posted 11-15-2012 08:44 PM

These are great cutters . We used them to make some of our stock moldings in our product shops. I do not consider them a hobby shop cutter. For what they cost, you can buy a lot router bits for your router table or small shaper.

Tom

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#6 posted 11-15-2012 09:13 PM

I have used molding cutters from Sears on my TS but they are very scary. I guess any of them are, with all that metal going around at that speed. Especially with the noise they make.

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