Before using the shaping accessory, read and understand these safety
are two major factors to consider about the safe operation of the
shaping accessory: the speed and the sharpness of the cutter. Remember
that the faster the speed and the sharper the cutter, the smoother
Zone – The danger zone extends 3" out from cutter in all directions.
Work cautiously and slowly, especially when shaping against collars.
Working this way will not only keep your hands safe, but will also
increase the quality of your output.
for the Shaper – shaper guards must be used for all shaping operations.
The Feather Board Guard is adjustable to accommodate various thickness
of stock and is mounted to the quill to hold the workpiece firmly
down against the table surface…and the Feather Board is mounted
in the table's miter gauge slots to hold the workpiece (up to 6"
wide) firmly against the fences during straight-line fence shaping.
circular See-Through Guard and brush assembly is mounted on the
quill when pin shaping. This Guard is also adjustable to accommodate
various thickness of stock.
proper eye and ear protection.
use the shaper insert.
a dust mask or connect a dust collection system to the dust
chute. Keep the dust chute mounted to the shaper insert even
if you do not have a dust collection system. The chute guards
the cutter below the table. You can collect dust and chips in
a trash receptacle positioned beneath the table.
long hair under a hat or tie it up. Do not wear ties, gloves,
and jewelry or loose clothing. Roll sleeves up above your elbows.
Wear non-slip footwear.
mounting cutters and collars, make certain that the tongue washer
is correctly installed and directly under the hex nut and that
the nut is tight. Also that the arbor set-screw is tightened
against the flat of the spindle.
sure the cutter(s) is positioned with the cutting edge facing
to the left.
for chatter or signs of looseness at start-up. If you hear,
see or suspect problems, turn off the power and unplug the machine.
Correct any problem before proceeding.
cutters clean, maintained and sharp. Operate the shaper at speeds
between "U" (4400 RPM) and "Fast" (5200 RPM).
edge shaping, always use feather boards to guide the workpiece.
shaping the end grain of stock 2" to 6" wide, use your miter
gauge with safety grip to control the stock, and keep the feather
board guard in place to protect your hands and hold the stock
down. Do not shape the end grain of stock less than 2" wide.
feed the workpiece from left to right against the rotation of
the cutter. Otherwise a kickback will occur.
a push stick to feed a narrow workpiece. When it is necessary
to push a workpiece underneath the feather board guard, use
a long piece of scrap wood.
taking deep cuts. If the amount of material to be removed is
substantial, make more than one pass. Set the fence to make
a partial cut and then readjust the fence accordingly to reach
the final shape.
with the grain.
not stand in line with the workpiece being fed. In the event
of a kickback you could be hit.
the workpiece slowly. Use extra care in shaping workpieces that
contain figured grain or knots, as these may cause kickbacks.
feed the workpiece against the rotation of the cutter, left
to right in front of the cutter, right to left if cutting with
the rear of the cutter. Otherwise a kickback will occur.
use at least one push block to help control the workpiece. Use
two if possible.
use the left starter pin. Use the right pin whenever possible.
theworkpiece firmly against the left starter pin and feed the
workpiece slowly into the cutter.
shaping, i.e., the shaping of the edge of a hole or small opening
(less than 6" in diameter) in any shape, should not be attempted.