I've looked at CMT shaper cutterhead. Does anyone have any experience
with this product? The knives in the set consist of about 40 profiles.
Each pair of knives is made from high quality M2 steel of replaceable
Any comments would be appreciated.
shaper would be appreciated.
I want to use the shaper to make misc.
I got the Jesada sets (3) which seem very similar. I am most happy with
them. If I could do it over I would. But would have gotten at least one
set with a 1.25 inch bore. All three are 3/4 inch. I don't do big runs
of moulding and have not dulled them yet. But I can shapen them myself
when I need to. I wouldn't recommend the rail and stile cutter set
though. There is no way to adjust fit, other than buy new cutters. With
the Jesada set, the hub is steel.
On some harder woods I so get some wavy surfacing so I really feed as
slow as is safe. I think this is more a function of 3/4 spindle rather
that 1 1/4. But perhaps it is two blades versus three blades. I am very
happy with the sets and they allow me lots of design capacity for low
cost. By that I mean carbide. The CMT is nice and has a fantastic range
of profiles. And when they are dull you can sharpen them yourself
hopefully. They look very similar to a new product at busy bee....
see products/shapers/cutter head for shapers
I have been happy with mine. But for doing lits of hardwood work or a
big molding run I would use carbide if I could. The mouldings I make are
just for my furniture items I build and casings for my house.
A bore reducer is a bad idea. Use a 3/4 inch spindle on a hub with 3/4
inch bore. What is the bore of this 4 inch cutter head? If you are
going to buy, buy what fits right. And watch your speed. It says max 9k.
I turn mine at 7k and that is plenty fast.
The CMT bore for the 4" cutterhead varies from 1 to 1 1/4". The 3"
cutterhead has the 3/4" bore. With the 4" cutterhead, I thought I
would have a better cut. I did have a concern about the bore reducer
introducing a problem.
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