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Thread: Tilting Spindle on a shaper or not?

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    Tilting Spindle on a shaper or not?

    Wanted some impute on a shaper...I'm going to purchase a shaper (3-5hp) and was wondering if it was worth it to look at one with a tilting spindle?

    I've heard that it opens up possibilities for using the same cutters to do diff. profiles. Is it a really useful option that opens new doors into wondrous new lands, or is it an option that is rarely if ever used?

    Any thoughts would helpful!

    Thanks,

    Brian

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    brian , never used a tilting shaper and dont have one but have seen them, and know a guy that has one and his comment to me was that if yu need to make a different profile by tilting , yu can just make a angled table to do the same thing and non tilting shapers are cheaper.
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    Thanks for the input! I'll stick with a straight spindle. I can see that making a slanted jig would work just as well and cost a lot less!

    Thanks,

    Brian

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