G1035P 1-1/2 HP Shaper

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Forum topic by Andre posted 06-19-2014 10:46 PM 2208 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-19-2014 10:46 PM

Topic tags/keywords: wood shaper grizzly g1035

Just ordered a G1035P 1-1/2 HP Shaper from Grizzly, and was wondering if anyone else had this machine and could tell me what they thought of it. All the other shapers I have worked on were at least 3 hp but as I do not intend to use this as a moulding shaper but as an router, thought the 1.5 hp should be okay?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#1 posted 06-19-2014 11:15 PM

I have a G1035 that I used to make my bathroom cabinets with. I bought it back around 1990. I did my raised panels with it and made other mouldings on it. It’s a great machine. You may need to do panels in a few passes.

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#2 posted 06-20-2014 02:14 AM

Its about the same price as a router table and should be sufficient for now but down the road you likely want a larger one and the cutters will likely fit on the next one .

-- Kiefer

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#3 posted 06-20-2014 02:57 AM

Read some of the reviews from the other small shapers so thought this should meet my needs for awhile, my first Grizzly tool! My little LV router table is not very user friendly. Any suggestions as where to pick up some cutters and head assembly?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#4 posted 06-20-2014 03:54 AM

I have owned 2 grizzly shapers and we loved both of them. Never any issues with them. They were 3 hp and would do anything we needed. Back then we built our own doors in shop, but now we outsource.

I believe as long as you remain doing this for fun or as a hobby, you may never need to upgrade.

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#5 posted 06-20-2014 06:25 AM

On the subject of router tables and small shapers, there is a gap between the two.
I use both, but for some reason machines like this are not offered in the US.
Doing some research on shapers-called spindle moulders everywhere else on the planet.
I have came across two of these, both made in China.
This one is 16000rpm, the other is 18000rpm and has a better fence-cant seem to find it right now.
I just think the router table stuff, and the expensive lifts being offered are less then ideal.
The small shapers are still too slow in RPM.
Machines like above have induction motors driving a collet spindle, not a hand router stuck in there.

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#6 posted 06-20-2014 06:49 AM

I had that shaper, and liked it pretty well. My only complaint was that the spindle elevation crank was somewhat stiff. Oh, the table seemed a bit small for some work, so I added 1.5” by 4” aluminum channel to both sides and the front, all 3 mitered at the corners. Extended the miter slot through the end pieces.

You can get a router bit spindle for it, and use your router bits. Some feel that the 10,000 rpm is a bit slow for router bits, but I didn’t find it problematic. You’ll really appreciate the induction motor when you swing large bits or cutters with it.

I eventually moved up to a slightly larger older Jet 2 hp model, but there were a few things I liked better about the Grizzly.

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#7 posted 06-20-2014 06:26 PM

I have this grizzly shaper and I like it very much. I never used shaper cutters on it yet, only router bits. It fine when you have a large router bit, like a raised panel but when your using small bits you’ll still need to use a router table. Make sure you order the extention table for it, makes it easier when your running larger pieces through. I currently have my up for sale, I upgraded to a 3hr Steel city Shaper this past father’s day. I hope you like!

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#8 posted 06-20-2014 06:31 PM

Alan72, I sent you a PM.

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#9 posted 06-21-2014 04:48 AM

Thanks for all the feedback, I did order the extension table and router spindles as well as the dust collector attachment, of course the extension table is on back order. Really looking forward to adding this new toy to the shop which will get cleaned out real soon!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#10 posted 11-09-2017 06:59 PM

Regarding the G1035 shaper, for those of you that utilize the router spindle, did you have to raise the table?

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#11 posted 11-10-2017 06:32 AM

Regarding the G1035 shaper, for those of you that utilize the router spindle, did you have to raise the table?

- Chasley

No never made any changes other than installing the router spindle, I have replaced the pulleys as the cheap belt
did not last that long so is now powerd via a V belt !

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#12 posted 11-10-2017 01:16 PM

I have the G1035 and love it. I make my own doors and use my G1035 to mill the stiles. I have two 3HP G1026’s, I use one for raised panels and one for milling the rails. I love the Grizzly shapers.

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