I have a power question for anyone that's used both. How does a 1-1/2 hp shaper stack up against a router table with say a 7518 motor in it for doing raised panels?
My dad is going to get rid a grizzly shaper that he never even used, someone gave to him. He offered to let me have it if I wanted. I'd been thinking about getting a stronger router (currently have a 2-1/4hp) but thought this might be as strong or stronger than the 3-1/4 hp universal motor. It is free, but I don't want to lug it over and lose the floor space if it's not going to be strong enough to run raised panel bits/cutters.