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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-29-2004, 05:22 PM Thread Starter
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Looking to set up small shop starting from the bare bones. So Router vs. shaper ?? Advice wanted Pros& cons ???
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What do you want to build?
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A router is more versitile. You can always build a router table.
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to use a shaper you have to have the need to run make many peices. Until you have the clientel it don't warrant the expence of a shaper. The router is more versatile and will do more in in the long run than the shaper. The shaper is like a router on steroids.
If you can warrant it running all day with the same set up it wil pay for itself.
I have been in the business and have retired, and sold my shaper but I still have the router and tble to take care of my old customers. Hope it helps, Woodnut65
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