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Offline JonathanJung

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Shaper: good deal? and circuit Q
« on: September 05, 2020, 01:33 AM »
This Grizzly shaper is available at $400 to me. Yay/nay? Also, my main Q is, the motor says 3hp, but is rated 18amps. Current models at 18amps are said to be 5hp. What gives? Also, will I need be required to hook it to a 30amp circuit? All I have left are 20amp circuits.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/est/tls/d/kirkland-shaper-grizzly/7186613886.html

thanks!

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Offline Tom Gensmer

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Re: Shaper: good deal? and circuit Q
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2020, 11:31 AM »
My “3 hp” Laguna band saw is rated at 12 amps 240 V, and Laguna recommends a 30 amp breaker. Based on that, I suspect you’ll need a 30 amp circuit for the shaper.

Yay/nay? Depends on what you do, if you’re building doors I don’t think it’s possible to own too many shapers...
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Offline Peter_C

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Re: Shaper: good deal? and circuit Q
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2020, 01:32 PM »
The bits are worth more than $400. Why hesitate? Good deals never last.

Offline JonathanJung

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Re: Shaper: good deal? and circuit Q
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2020, 01:42 AM »
Thank you, I got it today for $350. The cutters alone, the ones I could identify, add up to $882+tax. It runs smooth, has a flat top, and will be nice on occasional door and table parts. It's not the most pretty thing, but it should tick along for a one man shop.

Can anyone identify the brand of the red bit, and what the red knob item might be?

Offline Peter_C

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Re: Shaper: good deal? and circuit Q
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2020, 02:50 AM »
Nice score :)

Offline WastedP

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Re: Shaper: good deal? and circuit Q
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2020, 01:30 PM »
It looks like a Freud paint job on the tooling, but I can't recall ever seeing paint on the carbide, so it could be something else.