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Forum topic by dustycajun posted 03-13-2015 12:34 AM 475 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-13-2015 12:34 AM

im looking at a used delta shaper 43 431x its 10 years old 3 hp very little use comes with a couple freud cutters. they are asking 1100 for it…. question do I need a 3 hp or I looked at the grizzle 1.5 hp for 600 no cutters another question if I purchase a shaper is it mandatory to purchase a power feeder is it safe to run with out power feeder thanks for your replies
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#1 posted 03-13-2015 12:55 AM

Dusty, with a spindle or shaper get all the grunt you can. I was taught nothing less than a 32mm spindle for production work as well. A very safe setup can be made with featherboards but a good power feed buries the cutters very deep, the cut is better and the feed will stall the spindle if the rate of feed is too fast or the cut is too much.

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#2 posted 03-13-2015 06:52 PM

IMO. 3 hp with a 3/4” spindle is a bear minimum for a hobbyist. I base my opinion on owing and using a 2 hp and 3 hp delta shapers with 3/4 spindles and a 7.5 hp Felder shaper with 30mm spindle.

It would help to know what your intended use for a shaper is.

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