Shop Fox W1807 H.D. Shaper
Shop Fox also has a larger shaper, like the Powermatic, but I chose their more modest 5 HP model. The cast iron fence is split, allowing you to dial in the right amount of offset for edge profiling. This one also takes all three standard spindle sizes, has a spindle travel of 3-1/4 and has spindle lengths of up to seven inches long. Like all the other shapers we’ve looked at, it comes with fingerboards to keep the material right where you want it for the best possible cuts.