Powermatic TS29 7-1/2 HP Shaper with Sliding Table
There are a number of large shapers out there, but this beast from Powermatic has to be the biggest and baddest. The 7-1/2 HP motor is attached to the spindle through five differ spindle speeds, plus a reverse speed. The spindle itself is seven inches tall, allowing stacking of multiple cutters and adjusts up to 45 degrees for maximum profile versatility.
This shaper also has a full-length sliding table riding on six tapered bearings for smooth operation. The table can travel a full four feet, and sports an onboard miter gauge with clamp. There’s also a 56 long miter fence with a flip stop included, something that’s virtually unheard of. The main fence is split, with digital readouts for both sides to allow for exacting tolerances. Let’s just say there’s not much this shaper can’t tackle.