24 Jun Single Phase 3 HP Variable Speed Shaper from South Bend
The new shaper (item SB1119, $4,325) is on sale through June at 10% off ($3,892.50 + $239 freight). According to Grizzly and south bend, it offers “industrial capacity and high-end features”. It has a digital readout for precise spindle speed and height adjustments, and a micro-adjustable fence with feather-boards. There’s a solid 3-3/8″ thick, 31-1/2″ x 39-1/4″ precision-ground cast-iron table that accepts cutters up to 7″ in diameter.
Additional features include dual dust ports, an included miter gauge, and a fully adjustable clear guard. The 3 HP motor is 230V, 3-phase but the machine comes with a built-in inverter so it can run on single-phase power. It draws 8 Amps, and the company specifies a minimum 20 Amp circuit. The maximum cutter height is 5″ and max diameter is 7″. The spindle diameters are 3/4″ and 1-1/4″ with spindle lengths of 3-7/8″ and 5-7/8″.
The spindle capacities under the nut are 3-1/2″ and 5-1/8″. The machine delivers 5000 to 10,000 RPM (variable), and the spindle travel (up/down) is 4″. There are openings at 2-1/2″, 4-1/8″, 5-3/4″, and the full 7″. There is a DRO (digital readout) for both RPMs and height. The tall (4-3/4”) anodized aluminum fence has feather-board attachments, and rack and pinion adjustment. There are micro-adjustable knobs for fence alignment.
The tabletop is 36-5/8″ off the floor and the overall dimensions are 39-1/2″ W x 34″ D x 51-1/2″ H. The SB1119 has a shipping weight of approx. 780 to 800 lbs., and there are power feeder attachment locations (the power feeder is not included).
The SB1119 comes with a quick-release belt tensioner and U.S. based customer service and technical support.