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Red face What do you think about shapers?

This is a Craigslist item and it seems like a good deal
but I'm trying to save money for my daughter's wedding
next month.
What do you think about something like this in the future?
I think it's a neat item and would like to have it.


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I guess you can use this link to check it out, I checked and it was slow to come up but I could get there.

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Always thought it would be nice to have one of these But I have always thought of them as a production tool ,for larger jobs
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Does not sound bad for the price but does it come with any cutters/bits as they may expensive to buy.
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I've had a few over the years that I've picked up at garage sales etc. but have never held on to them. They are great tools however the cost of the cutters is way too high to make them useful for the home shop.
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I'm with John as I also consider this a production tool. It's nice to have, when you need it, and if you can afford it. It is sort of a luxury item in a home workshop and you will probably find that it won't be used all that much. I agree that the cutter heads are overpriced. All that said it depends on the individual and what products you turn out. It may be useful to you but not to me. I would rather spend my money on another tool that I will use more often. I have a mortising tool that I have to blow the dust off of before I can use it. Probably used it half a dozen times in the 10 years I have had it but once I buy a tool I keep it. Guess I'm too dumb to sell it.
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It didn't occur to me the cost of the cutters, thanks for your input.

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It didn't occur to me the cost of the cutters, thanks for your input.

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Cutters can get pretty pricey. Depending on the profile they may run from $30 to a couple of hundred a profile. They can be versatile and different sized guide bearings make some of the cutters multipurpose. I have an old Grizzly that was given to me. The cutters that came with it are worth more then the shaper.

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