Shapers, Jointers, Planers: Workhorses Shaping Wood Production
Shapers, Jointers, Planers: Workhorses Shaping Wood Production

Shapers, Jointers, Planers: Workhorses Shaping Wood ProductionDependable, yet often overlooked, machines such as shapers, jointers and planers are among the workhorses of the woodshop. Listed below are some of the products available in the market.

Solid Wood Systems’ MZ Pluris multi-axis machining center is suitable for sawing, shaping, drilling and mortising chipboard, plywood MDF, solid wood, laminated panels and more. It is equipped with a bandsaw system and a 3-axis high speed electro-spindle for routing; a point-to-point drilling system, circular saw and automatic clamp positioning are optional.

(336) 884-0700,

Felder’s new F 900 M shaper features a spindle tilt from 90 to 45 degrees and a shaper fence “240” that accepts cutters up to 9-inch diameter. The machine also features Felder’s quick-change spindle system and an integrated slot and tenoning table. Felder adds the chamber design provides for optimum chip extraction.

(866) 792-5288,

Weinig’s Highspeed Series of planers feature feed speeds up to 800 m/min and feature a robust construction. The machines can be used for large and small batch sizes.

(704) 799-0100,

Laguna says its Industrial Shaper features a spindle tilt of -45 to 10 degrees. and a tenoning table adjustment of 7-inches slide to spindle. The shaper with a 5- or 7.5-hp motor.

(800) 234-1976,

Cantek offers a variety of shapers and planers. The SS512 Series of spindle shapers featuring micro fence adjustment of both the infeed and outfeed fences, and an adjustable finger fence, A 1-1/4-inch interchangeable spindle is standard.

(888) 982-2683,

General Intl. says the Model 80-250 10-inch deluxe jointer with mortiser features a two-way tilting fence with positive stops at 45 and 90 degrees, a removable mortising attachment and a heavy-duty, four-knife cutterhead.

(888) 949-1161,

Northtech offers double surface planers for finish surfacing or roughing operations. They feature: 18-, 24-, 28-, 32-, 39- or 51-inch widths; feed speeds up to 200 fpm; and helical cutterheads.

(502) 719-0015, [email protected]

Unique Machine & Tool offers the 4500 Shape and Sand with two 10-hp direct drive variable speed floating shapers and 2-hp floating and tilting sanding. It comes standard with jump cope to eliminate end grain tearout.

(602) 470-1911, 

Oliver Machinery says its 5240 25-inch jointer planer features a digital thicknessing control, quick-set thickness gauge, variable feed speed and easy-access to the two helical cutterheads.

(800) 559-5065,

Scm Group says the Formula F1 and F2 surfacing planers feature long, cast-iron worktables, a precision-mounted planing fence with angle adjustment from 90 to 45 degrees, and 120mm planer spindle with 4 knives.

(770) 813-8818, 

Grizzly offers the G0453PX 15-inch planer with a spiral cutterhead. It features a 42 1/8-inch-long bed with cast iron wings and bed rollers, 16 and 30 fpm feed rate and a 4,800 rpm cutterhead speed.

(800) 523-4777,

Mereen-Johnson’s Model 900 M Versa Moulder is for the production of straight, curved, and irregular shaped mouldings and for shaping and profiling of short runs.

(888) 465-7297,

Extrema’s XT-250 Challenger Series shaper features a tilting spindle from -5 to 45 degrees, 8-inch spindle travel and five spindle speeds. It also has a 50-inch sliding table and a precision fence with left and right micro adjustments.

(877) 398-7362,

Hoffmann offers the BH 556 Edge-Lipping planer for flush planing of hardwood edges on panels, bookshelves and tabletops. It has a planing width of 2-1/4 inch with up to 1/8-inch material removal in one pass

(866) 248-0100, 

Mikron’s M645 Multi-Moulder features a tilting arbor head and floating tabletop. It handles straight and curved mouldings, circular mouldings, bar rails and stairs.

(800) 496-4589,

Midwest Automation offers the Corfab Model CF 1515 double-sided machine for inline dimensioning and profile shaping of wood parts including countertops, door and drawer fronts and furniture components.


Tech Mark offers the Rojek line of shapers. The FSN Series comes with a fixed or tilting spindle, with features including a micro adjustable infeed and outfeed fence, and under-the-table dust extraction

(800) 787-6747, 

Mini Max offers the T45 shaper featuring micro-adjustable infeed and outfeed fences, a 1.25-inch interchangeable spindle and a quick spindle lock for tool changes.

(770) 622-6632,

Newman Machine says the EQ3 Double Planer is designed to increase yield while producing flatter lumber with equalized stock removal from both sides of the board. It is available in 18, 24 or 30-inch widths.

(336) 273-8261,


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