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Forum topic by Jerry posted 07-04-2013 04:49 PM 1543 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jerry

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07-04-2013 04:49 PM

I have never heard of this shaper. The guy said he thinks it is Australian made. He is basically a wood worker for fun and does not have the floor space. I need to act quick as the shaper is listed for 300.00. Here is the listing:

http://sanantonio.craigslist.org/tls/3913366877.html

I am confused some, because I spoke with the guy, who seemed open and honest, and he says the motor tag says it is 16.5 amps. But he says the shaper is wired 110 and it runs beautifully. I asked if he was sure it is 16.5 amps and he said yes, says so right on the motor plate. That seems to indicate the shaper has a 4 hp motor, but why would it run on 110. My PM shapers are 16.5 amps, wired 220.

There is a sliding miter gauge accessory attachment on the shaper, would be nice for doing cope cuts.

Honestly, we do not need another shaper since we have 4 shapers and love our shapers, but the price is right and an extra shaper will not hurt us.

Has anyone heard of or know this shaper?

-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net


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#1 posted 07-04-2013 04:58 PM

A search I found seems to indicate the motor is 2 hp. That in my opinion would decrease the value a good bit. I see old Delta and Craftsman, occassionally Jet 1 1/2 hp to 2 hp shapers for 200.00 or less a bunch on CL. This particular shaper looks very clean and has the sliding fence attachment which is nice. Just not sure I would go 300.00 for a 2 hp shaper, especially knowing I don’t need a 5th shaper. But 300.00 for a 4 hp shaper with a sliding fence attachment is more appealing. Oh well, probably would not hurt to look at the shaper.

-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net

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#2 posted 07-04-2013 05:25 PM

Why wouldn’t it be 16 amps at 110v?

Emco made a line of hobby oriented machines.
Some combination machines and stuff like that.

I had a neat KITY shaper with a 2hp 110v motor and
a sliding carriage for awhile. In theory it would be
great for cutting tenons and stuff like that but
in practice it didn’t have the guts to do the work.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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Jerry

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#3 posted 07-04-2013 05:57 PM

Yeah, I just have never heard of 16 amp motor on 110. I think I am missing something somehow. Our PM shapers have a good sized motor and they are 16.5 amps and wired 220 and are very strong shapers.

Loren, I was hoping you would respond because I figured if anyone knew anything, you would. I am sort of talking myself out of the deal though. I am certain for the price and condition, the seller should have no problem selling the shaper.

-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net

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#4 posted 07-04-2013 06:50 PM

Jerry, I have had some of the early emco equipment. Dont feel like your gonna miss anything by passing it by.

It is light duty at best and pretty much loaded with propriatery parts that you may not find on every corner.

JB

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#5 posted 07-04-2013 07:16 PM

Thanks JB, I passed on it. We did not need the shaper. I love our shapers and they get good use. How is cabinet business in your area? We are beginning to catch up which makes me nervous because I know it is time to sell more jobs, which is the tough part for me.

-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net

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#6 posted 07-04-2013 08:29 PM

Jerry,last time we talked about it was around last October or so.
At that time I remember telling you that I was pretty well spoken for thru feb. I was wrong, still going at it but not doing the seventy hr weeks right now. down to about sixty.

The forecast for me looks fairly steady and healthy as long as I can hang. Havn t started that reverse mortgage
JB

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