[4]

I have a description, need accessories.

[3]
[10] Like what you see?
Click here to donate to this forum and upgrade your account!

T Bredehoft

Active User
H-M Supporter - Gold Member ($25)
Joined
Dec 27, 2014
Messages
2,971
A friend was give a machine he calls a router table, made/sold by Sears - Craftsman. The arbor is either 1/2 or 1/4", he either doesn't remember or can't tell. His gesture, index finger and thumb was a lot closer to 1/2". His problem is that the cutters mount on the vertical shaft, not like a router, It sounds to me more like a shaper. He said there's a lever that raises and lowers the tool.
I told him I'd try to find a source for cutters.
Can one of us tell me what he's got, and perhaps where to find cutters?
 

VSAncona

Active User
Registered
Joined
Dec 22, 2011
Messages
287
It sounds like a shaper to me, too. You can still buy 1/2" shaper cutters from this source -- corobcutters.com
 

RJSakowski

H-M Supporter - Gold Member
H-M Supporter - Gold Member ($25)
Joined
Feb 1, 2015
Messages
3,939
Grizzly Industrial has a selection of shaper cutters.
 
D

Deleted member 17524

Guest - Please Register!
Guest - Please Register!
Eagle American comes to mind but there are many other places that sell cutters for a shaper of this type.

"Billy G"
 

Downwindtracker2

Active User
Registered
Joined
Sep 5, 2014
Messages
411
Back when 1/2" routers were only found in factories, these little shapers were great for the home handyman. I have Grizzly 1026, a 3hp 3/4" shaft shaper. As far as shapers go, it's considered light duty and minimal.
 

NortonDommi

Active Member
Registered
Joined
Nov 15, 2016
Messages
462
It sounds like a spindle moulder,(is that what Americans call a shaper?), uses in the smaller sizes the same cutters as a router. You slide the work along a fence into the cutter as opposed to moving a router along the work? The toolpost/shaft will have a nut and collet on the end same as a router so take the collet out and measure it. 1/4", 1/2" cutters are redily available as are 6 mm & 12 mm, 3/8" & 10 mm shank are other sizes but from what i've seen pretty rare.
 

Dave Smith

Active User
H-M Supporter - Gold Member ($25)
Joined
Mar 10, 2013
Messages
1,089
sounds like he may be talking of an aluminum router table for a hand held router to attach in the bottom---I have a couple of them ---there is a lever lock for holding it at a certain depth --I found a picture of one of mine---Davedavids camera 5-2012 163.jpg
 

Dave Paine

Brass
Registered
Joined
May 10, 2014
Messages
813
How are the cutters held? Is there a router style collet? A picture would help us understand. May be a Craftsman version of a Delta Router/Shaper I used to own. This used a router style collet, but the motor was mounted on a steel bracket which slide up and down in a special bracket. My Delta did not hold position well.
 

T Bredehoft

Active User
H-M Supporter - Gold Member ($25)
Joined
Dec 27, 2014
Messages
2,971
I have that one, myself, Dave, with fences. He says his doesn't have a router beneath it, but has a shaft sticking up, no collet.

I have not seen the machine, relying on his 'discription.'

Thanks for the suggestions, I've found five web sites for him to look at, if this is what he's looking for, great, otherwise, I'll probably be back.
 
Last edited:

Silverbullet

Gold
Registered
Joined
May 4, 2015
Messages
3,450
I'd say power shaper Penn woodworking sells cutters if I remember . It's probably a pretty good machine with power to spin 4" or better cutters. Might have an option on the spindle to take collets also. But we need more info and pictures.
 

yendor

Active User
Registered
Joined
Dec 11, 2013
Messages
221
if it is a Sears/Craftsman there should be a MODEL/Serial Number Plate somewhere on the machine.
They are rarely removed.

There will be a Number something like 113.######### or 325.########
Google that Number and you will usually find the machine Manual on-line.
 

derf

Brass
Registered
Joined
Oct 3, 2015
Messages
762
From what you describe, it sounds like a spindle shaper that uses 2 seperate knives, held on the spindle with 2 grooved clamp washers. Typically the spindle shaft is 1/2" where the knives clamp and the retainer nut is 1/2"-20.
 
[6]
[5] [7]
Top