08 Dec The Alpha HW303P Shaper from Harvey Woodworking
The new Alpha HW303P is a 3HP single phase 230 Volt deluxe wood shaper with a heavy-duty cabinet, a dovetailed spindle lift and a massive and very accurate fence system that has fine adjustments. There’s a precision ground cast iron table and a well-engineered control panel. The table is 22” deep and 28-1/2” wide with a miter gauge slot. The motor is industrial grade, so it’s totally enclosed and fan-cooled (TEFC). The machine has a spring cushion lift system for the spindle, and there’s a 4” dust collection port on the fence. The controls offer four speeds, and the magnetic safety switch has thermal overload protection. The aluminum fence is well engineered with a decent bit guard, included feather-boards and independently adjustable faces. Precise offset adjustment of the fence is controlled with fine-thread rods so that work is fully supported before and after shaping.
In addition to the four speed settings, the control panel offers reverse rotation, start and stop, and an ergonomic and easy-to reach and read placement above the work. Spindle diameters are ¾” and 1-1/4”, and the speeds are 1700, 3600, 8500 and 11000 RPM. The tabletop is 34” off the floor and 9” extension wings are available.
The company is currently accepting pre-orders for an estimated shipping date from the California warehouse of January 30th, and the shaper is on sale for $2,699 (regularly $3,199). Harvey is offering flat rate shipping for $359 in the lower 48 states.