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These shaper cutters make stile and rail work easy. They can be used to
make beautiful doors, in either M.D.F., or solid lumber. We make use of jigs to help set the proper cutting
depth, for each cutter. We use H.M.W.P.,(high molecular weight polyethylene), for these jigs, as they're
unaffected by expansion and contraction, due to humidity changes. This can be purchased at Woodcraft, in small
"grab bags" of assorted size pieces.
The jigs can be small squares, about 5" square. When installing a bit in the
tool, set the depth according the pre shaped jig. Use a scrap of wood to get the height setting right for the
jig. Always make sure that the bit is inserted almost all the way into the tool, but do not let it "bottom out".
We make it a habit of inserting a rubber O-ring into the shaft of the router, or shaper, to prevent the bit from
hitting bottom. This will prevent damage to the collet and bit, as it tightens on the bit.
Industrial quality carbide shaper cutters offer incrediable quality at an
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