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Forum topic by DaveDelo posted 05-02-2014 10:32 PM 944 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-02-2014 10:32 PM

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Came across this TS molder head at the bottom of a box I picked up at an auction. There isn’t any markings on it to determine who might have made this. Thought it might be an old style Shopsmith because its 1 1/8” ID and 5/8” ID with the bushing inserted and I think those are the 2 sizes of saw blades the SS accepts. But SS says it’s not theirs. Anyone happen to ever see one of these before????

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#1 posted 05-06-2014 10:49 PM

I think my Dad had one or his 1959 Craftsman Radial Arm Saw. Never saw it used though.

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#2 posted 05-07-2014 02:17 AM

The OD of this unit is something like 3.5”. On another board a suggestion was with that type of OD dimension, it might be from an old shaper. I guess it’s a possibility but I guess a RAS might be a valid idea.

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#3 posted 05-07-2014 02:34 AM

Looks like a shaper head to me.

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#4 posted 05-07-2014 03:25 AM

That kind of molder head when used on a RAS had better also be equipped with a guard. I have one for my RAS but it is only a two cutter instead of three. I still did not like it even with a proper guard. Instead I made up a bracket that allows me to mount a router on the RAS. Works great & is the way I made the 2 ft. dia wheel for the spinning wheel I made for the wife shown in my projects.


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