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sliding shaper advice8/16
I'm wanting to upgrade the shaper in my shop. I have the room for shaper. I'm leaning towards the SCMI TF130 PS sliding table, but I'm looking for anyone with a slider and opinions on having just 1 shaper, would you buy a slider. Most of the time it will be used without the coping sled attached. Is it easy to take off, does the bed securely lock and rigid enough for putting a power feeding on the machine? I wish I had the room for 2 shapers and the budget for it, however I do not. I'm going to IWF to see what specials I can take advantage of. I'll do cabinet doors, interior/exterior doors with it and numerous other tasks that will not require the slider. Thanks for your input
The company I work for (Rangate) has a good number of clients working with SCM shapers. I could probably put you in touch with someone working with that sliding table if you are interested to hear how it's working out for someone currently using it. You can give me a call at 888-810-2522 x107.
If you're going to be doing cabinets and doors on the shaper we are great people to talk to, that's really our bread and butter. Feel free to reach out.
We have a Felder F700Z with a slider and we do a lot of raised panel doors . Its really nice with the digital and power rise for repeated settings . We keep the heads on the spindles and just switch out , only takes a minute to change the spindle and set the hight and your good to go .