Metal Shaper FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions about Metal Shapers
Author - Kay Fisher
Shaper Related Links:
New England Model Engineering Society (NEMES) Home page
NEMES Gazette Back Issues
Metal Shaper Columns (as published in the NEMES Gazette)
Metal Shaper - Frequently Asked Questions:
Who is Kay Fisher and why is he writing about shapers?
Are there any good books on Shapers?
Can a shaper replace a mill?
What things are shapers good at making?
Does it matter which way the motor turns?
Can running the motor backwards hurt?
How much does a good shaper cost?
When you say 7-inch shaper. What does 7 mean?
Do I have to anchor my shaper to the shop floor?
How do I make vertical cuts?
Should I use my table support Rail?
What if my clapper box doesn't clap?
How do I eliminate chatter when slotting? (part 1)
How do I eliminate chatter when slotting? (part 2)
Is a shaper a safe machine
When was the shaper invented?
What size motor should my shaper have?
Can I build a shaper toolholder?
How far should I travel for a good shaper?
What is the difference between a shaper and a planer?
How do I find a shaper vise?
How do I grind tool bits for a shaper? (part 1)
How do I grind tool bits for a shaper? (part 2)
How do I grind tool bits for a shaper? (part 3)
How many shapers is enough?
Can my shaper be a power hacksaw?
How can I add limit switches?
Do I need a rotary table?
Can I build my own vise?
Can I build my own clapper box and clapper?
How big of a cut can you take?