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Forum topic by JSB posted 12-16-2012 05:36 AM 928 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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JSB

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12-16-2012 05:36 AM

Too late tonight, going to call him in the morning to see if he still has it. What would you choose, this shaper or this new router and make a router table?

-- Jay - http://www.jayscustomcreations.com or http://www.woodworkingwithsketchup.com


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#1 posted 12-16-2012 05:48 AM

IMO I would go with the router for several reasons like:

1. you can use the router in and out of a table so, more flexibility
2. shapers are nice, but they’re stationary, so it will only perform one function
3. shaper cutting heads can get pretty expensive.
4. you may need 220V setup for the shaper(I don’t know this shaper, I’m just speculating.

Whatever you decide, good luck with it.

-- ok, is it cut once measure twice, cut twice measure once???? I know....I'll just keep cutting until it's long enough.

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#2 posted 12-16-2012 06:41 AM

If you want a shaper your not lightly to find another one at that price. The router can be bought at that price or less any time.

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#3 posted 12-16-2012 06:48 AM

You can get that router kit from Amazon right now for $187 – $25 (Bosch tools promo) = $162.

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#4 posted 12-16-2012 08:07 AM

That’s a good shaper. It can be wired for 110 or 220. It can use router bits. Grizzly still sells it.

-- I admit to being an adrenaline junky; fortunately, I'm very easily frightened

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#5 posted 12-16-2012 11:49 AM

That’s an incredible price on the shaper if it works….if you waited this long, it’s probably gone. If it’s still there, buy it and try it….you can always resell it, and buy the Bosch anytime if you don’t like it, but you can’t buy that shaper at that price everyday.

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#6 posted 12-16-2012 12:18 PM

I already have 5 routers, so I would probably go with the shaper.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#7 posted 12-16-2012 01:29 PM

Shaper.

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#8 posted 12-16-2012 01:52 PM

At that price if you have the room go with the shaper.

I just looked at you facebook page. The projects you have posted the shaper would be better for you than the router and table.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#9 posted 12-16-2012 03:14 PM

I’m leery of the shaper at that price. It appears to have been used professionally. It is possible that it spent its days being subservient to knuckle-dragging neanders. I would examine it carefully. The cover missing from the switch is a clue.

The next thing would be the spindle. Be sure the threads are ok and check the bearings. Bring a box o’ wrenches and loosen the belt so you can feel and hear the spindle bearings. Yes, they can be replaced, but you’d want to know that ahead of time.

I’d like to hear from owners of that Bosch router. I had one, many years ago, which looked very similar. It was a fine machine except for the noise, which included some high frequencies that put my dental fillings at risk. That’s why I sold it. My hope is that they addressed that issue.

Kindly,
Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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