Late Thirties Delta Wood Shaper No.1188

A friend of mine offered me this shaper that belonged to his grandfather about a year ago. Thinking that I wouldn’t have much use for a wood shaper, and not wanting a tool that would take up shop space, I hesitated. After a few months of having it in the back of my mind I decided to get it.  It’s in excellent original condition. A new power cord and some oil is all it needed. I bought an adapter to hold 1/4” and 1/2” shank router bits, it makes a great router table. It spins at 10,350 rpm and seems just about perfect for cutting garolite and the other materials I’ve tried so far.

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