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06-16-2013 02:15 PM
I do not own this shaper, nor am I currently involved in purchasing one. But I always look to the future and seem to be constantly looking for improvements here and there in skill and tooling. That said, I see the Unique 250 at auctions from time to time and figure it is just a matter of time before we consider purchasing the machine used. Machinerymax.com currently has one and the current bid is 3,500.00 which I feel is affordable. It is one shaper that takes the place of 3 or our 4 shapers. I talk to my wife about it and we could sell 3 of our current shapers while keeping one shaper for our Door lip shaper (since the unique 250 does not do the door lip cut).
The unique shaper would cost us very little from an auction after we sell a few of our other shapers. The unique shaper is 7.5 hp and 3 phase. So the 3 phase would be an issue at first. Not sure what cutters we can use but we currently have a large inventory of Freeborn and LRH insert type cutters that are 1 1/4” bore. So I am thinking we have the cutters we would need.
Well I am being tempted but I really would like to find more information about this shaper before taking the plunge. I have seen youtube videos and it is very slick in the way it works. In fact, I see that arched doors can be built without even using a bandsaw to cut the arches. Very cool.
Any input is welcome. Thanks