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Old 06-10-2013, 02:38 PM   #16
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I have never seen a machine like that, is it a molder or a shaper?

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Old 06-10-2013, 03:50 PM   #17
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A shaper. What's a molder? Close to same thing?
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Old 06-10-2013, 06:02 PM   #18
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A molder makes profiles on trim and usually has a feed to feed the material through the machine.
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Oh so like a planer with special knives right? I've got one of those too then lol an old belsaw
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While that planer can mold, a molder will only cut profiles, it won't plane, it basically makes trim only.
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Yeah this monster I have has a fence thing to line up the molding so it stays true running thru. The shaper in this thread is for steel. Uses cutters a lot like a lathe and the head moves back and forth across the workpiece shaving it down. It can cut keyways, cut slots, shoulders, and probably more things that I have yet to discover in my effort to educate myself on its operation
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OK I got ya, I just couldn't figure out how in the world that would work as a wood shaper.

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