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Forum topic by dustycajun posted 04-26-2015 10:55 PM 453 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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dustycajun

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04-26-2015 10:55 PM

Going to buy a used shaper the guy has two wants me to buy both the question is can i get by with one shaper or is it too tedios to keep changes rail stile cutters. Some say its a nightmare some say its easy. How about z stacked rail stile or reverisble. Thanks

-- klcrd


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#1 posted 04-26-2015 11:17 PM

You can certainly stack the cutters then put a sled up there for copes…..but it will put undue stress on the spindle bearings. For occasional use….no big deal

Changing cutters out is something that can be done in 2-3 minutes if your slow

Just go get it and go to work

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#2 posted 04-26-2015 11:21 PM

Well i got one and the guy me the rail and stile off the other one. He also gave me a raised panel cutter. Any suggestion on which basic cutters i should own
He had a 3 hp porter cable router he let me have for 50 bucks.
Also he has a dowel machine that cuts 2 dowels at once is tgat a wise investnent will i use it

Thanks again for all your suggestions

-- klcrd

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#3 posted 04-26-2015 11:54 PM

Dusty hard to say what a basic set of cutters would be. If your plight is to do raised panel doors you will need a cope and stick set of some profile…...there are many. As far as panel raisers go…..my most common used is a simple convex. I use an OG pretty often as well just takes a little more grunt and seems to burn more often (on that 1.5 hp machine you will see)

Hard to recomend anything specific without knowing what other equipment you have. Why does it matter…....with a 20 inch or larger planer you can mill panels to 5/8 then single raise them

On the other hand you can double raise (requiring a backcutter) which would tax that 1.5 hp a little

Or you can true raise…..or simply back cut with your panel raiser which requires a little adjustment

I guess…there’s too many ifs,ands,buts and maybes involved

Just put something on that spindle and start running something…....you will learn quickly

( I won’t even mention edge cutters yet)

Enjoy the journey my friend ! Jb

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#4 posted 04-27-2015 12:34 AM

Thanks soo much thats my next centure a 20 inch planer i have a 15 actally its 14 and a half. Got some wide stuff cant run unless its trimmed. Im ganna crawl first with the 1.5. If it gets more fun ill look for a 3 hp. Grizzly got a nice 3 for decent price also i had a chance at a 3 hp delta for 1000 with no cutters. So i held off ill take it slow if later i get a bigger shsper ill use thus one for milling some 1/4 rounds on stock

-- klcrd

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