Grizzly G0608X Extreme Series Tilting Arbor Shaper
Grizzly has a large, sliding table shaper even bigger than the Powermatic but I felt this shaper had more to offer. This is their tilting arbor shaper, which does just what the name says. By allowing the arbor to tilt to a precise angle, the shaper is able to make a whole new world of profiles, using the same cutting heads. In many cases, tilting adds additional depth to the cut, increasing the profile.
This shaper has a 1-1/4" diameter spindle, with a capacity of six inches. It can handle cutters up to 10" in diameter, which it will turn at four different speeds ranging from 3900 to 9400 RPM. The spindle also moved up and down, with a travel of 6-5/8". Tilting is controlled by a second crank handle and can be set precisely from 5 to 45 degrees. The table is a massive three inches thick to accommodate the tilt.