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Which low-cost Spindle Shaper/moudler3/26
I have zero knowledge about router and shaper/moulder.
Budget: AUD 2000-AUD3000
Main Stock: 1" Thickness, 6" or 8" wide, 8' long
Usage: a) As jointer
b) Edge to edge Wood board joint
c) Mitred Joint without any other tool
d) May use router bit 1/2"
e) Photo frame moulding
f) Able to take MLCS Router bits and Shaper Cutters
Main requirement: 240 volt / 50 Hz/ Single Phrase
I come accross these models
Which one is the best to take? or any other better one?
First question is - if you know nothing about them, why do you think you need one?
Assuming that somehow you do have good use for one, read on.
I personally would far sooner buy good used dedicated machines than some combo one.
For one, a combo machine is almost always a compromise.
Secondly, once you start really using it you'll find out how much of a pain it is to change from one to the other.
Perhaps worst of all, when you get to the point where you need help, only one person at a time can operate the machine, creating a huge bottleneck.
Ditto--I like to buy used. I got a good delta shaper with a massive array of cutting knives and power feeder for 600$ on craigslist.
Simple thing--a machinist started woodworking in his home shop and lost three fingers and got really mad at woodworking. Sold the thing to get rid of it. Nothing wrong with it.
You get a good deal on a pretty good older machine, experiment with it. You want to upgrade after, you'll know that much more about shapers when it's time to really shop--though you might not have to.
Lost 3 fingers because of using spindle shaper? hmm, i wish to buy to do woodworking business like photo frame, boxes.. much to hobby. Even though i have almost zero experience, i see lots of youtube about routers. Many say shaper is better than router.