? about small shapers and large routers
I picked up an old small 3/4 hp delta shaper and have used it very little. It has a shaft that is 1/2″ and the part that drops into the bearing is pretty short. I have doubts about how large a cutter I can put on it. Say if I wanted to do cabinet doors with raised panels.
The big 3 1/4 hp Triton router is on sale right now so I could buy that.
In Craigslist there is a used but like new Jet # JWS-18HO 1 hp shaper.
I didn’t pay much for the Delta and can sell it. My main concern is that it can’t carry the bigger cutters I might use. I included pics of the Delta. There is one pic of the shaft that drops into a bearing. the part that sits in the bearing is pretty short. I’m concerned that with large cutters I will get chatter. I don’t have the room for two shapers. I could keep the Delta which I really like for smaller stuff and get the Triton for big cutters. I’m only going to use raised panel cutters once in a great while.
I’m not concerned so much about the hp as to if the bearing and shaft design can carry lager cutters.
Should I get the Triton for the large cutters and keep the Delta. Should I get the Jet shaper? Will the small Jet shaper handle large raised panel cutters?
Edited 1/2/2009 12:36 pm ET by popawheelie
Edited 1/2/2009 12:37 pm ET by popawheelie