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That's what that picture was.....(last one)
 

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That's what that picture was.....(last one)

I told you they spun some big cutters on it, that is a cutter straight from the catalog/manual that came with the shaper.

I still did not find the RPM's but, by doing a little math on the ratio of the pulley size, it should spin right at 10,000 rpms, maybe a shade under.
 

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Cool shaper!

So I assume that's a steel bit instead of carbide since it's an OEM bit? Bet that doesn't last too long before needed a sharpen :laughing:
 

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Cool shaper!

So I assume that's a steel bit instead of carbide since it's an OEM bit? Bet that doesn't last too long before needed a sharpen :laughing:

I would think it was high speed steel.

The mill shop by my house only uses HSS, says it leaves a better finish but, needs a bit more attention vs. carbide.
 

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I'm always a little worried about screw tightened cutters that could fly apart with
centripetal forces. But I do know that they have used those since the '20's, and Amana continues to make them. So I guess I just a little paranoid
 

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I'm always a little worried about screw tightened cutters that could fly apart with
centripetal forces. But I do know that they have used those since the '20's, and Amana continues to make them. So I guess I just a little paranoid

I am already developing a fear of sharp spinning things, thanks for fueling the fire. I am not sure if I am going to buy knives for those or get new cutter heads.
 

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Should we start calling you three finger Warner or just Lefty?
 

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Nice $400 donation. Put a frame around it and hang it on the wall.
 

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Should we start calling you three finger Warner or just Lefty?
The problem with those multi-piece cutters isn't losing fingers, it's getting gut shot or worse.

My dad has a moulder head cutter for his old Sears 1/2" arbor table saw with replaceable knifes. I too scared to use it, could get a shot right into the middle of the forehead.
 

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That is why they have serrated cutter now. But those are pretty safe. If you feel a little nervous put some red Loctite on the leading edges where they meet the hub. Nothing is going nowhere if the nut is tightened properly.

I only get nervous when I am using a rub bearing on a 5" panel cutter spinning at 10,000 RPM. Hearing the noise, seeing the blur of the cutter just sitting there in open air is a bit concerning. I have a few other rather large cutters that I use rub bearings on that should put a bit of fear into you.
 

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Can you get parts for that thing, that sucks.
Did you know it was broken when you bought it.
From reading other post on it,
I thought it was plug and play, just needed three phase.
 

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Can you get parts for that thing, that sucks.
Did you know it was broken when you bought it.
From reading other post on it,
I thought it was plug and play, just needed three phase.

I didn't know it was broken, I don't think the guy I bought it from did either.

I can get the whole assembly with all the rods, gears and such but, it costs almost as much as the shaper did.
 
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