POWERMATIC® shapers are companion tools to Powermatic mortisers for preparing specialty cuts for woodworking projects. Shapers are stationary machines with a vertical spindle cutter that mills profiles on boards and stock, including paneling and molding. They come with fully micro-adjustable fences and spindle height adjustment to .001 inch with dual digital readouts to provide precise material removal, even on the most intricate pieces. When Powermatic sanders are applied to panels, cabinet doors and molding pieces with Powermatic shaper machines, the result is a finished woodworking piece that is production quality.
Powermatic shaper machines come with either 3 or 5 hp motors, each providing dual spindle speeds of 7500 and 10,000 rpm. Spindle turn is reversible for precise material removal, plus the spindle has a four-inch travel range. Powermatic shapers have large, precision-ground, cast-iron tables so they can handle not just large stock but also production runs. The drive belt is tensioned with a quick-lock mechanism for optimum speed control. A 5 by 19-inch fence consists of extruded aluminum and they have control knobs on each side to fine-tune adjustments to micrometers. The table has a full-length miter gauge slot. Powermatic metal shapers for sale have clear, full-length cutter guards to maintain sight lines, plus integrated featherboards to hold material securely in place during cutting operations. The heavy-duty, cast-iron base minimizes operating vibration, and are integrated with retractable, omnidirectional casters for mobility on job sites.
Powermatic shapers are part of an arsenal of woodworking tools that include Powermatic saws, mortisers, planers, sanders, jointers, drill presses, lathes and dust collection and filtration systems that professionals rely on for cutting-edge innovations in precision, operating stability and workplace safety. The shapers give woodworking professionals a permanent and stable station for detailing panels and molding with decorative profiles that are production quality. Browse our line of Powermatic shapers when you need a reliable, professional-grade tool for your specialty woodworking projects.
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