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SHOP FOX W1764 1/8 HP Mini Power Feeder

SHOP FOX W1764 1/8 HP Mini Power Feeder
1/8

  • Number of speeds: variable
  • Rotation: forward and reverse
  • Horizontal movement: 11-Inch
  • Vertical movement: 13-Inch
  • Maximum height of rollers: 13-Inch

List Price: $ 407.00

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    • Eddy Merckx
    • August 17, 2013
    13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Exceeds expectations, March 21, 2010
    By 
    Eddy Merckx (Seattle, WA) –

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    There are mixed reviews about mini or baby power feeders, so I thought I’d share my experience. First, this is not a flimsy or shoddy unit. On the contrary, It is surprisingly solid and powerful. I installed one on my 1 1/2 hp shaper and cannot imagine the need for a bigger power feeder. This size power feeder seems appropriate for average hobbyist on a smaller shaper. A few observations:

    The slow speed is slow enough to make a smooth cut using router bits in my shaper. This is difficult and tedious to do by hand, but allows me to use cheaper cutters.

    The wheels are made of a fairly soft rubber compound. I haven’t been able to make them slip.

    The motor is universal rather than induction. That is how it can be so powerful for it’s weight and size. That is also how it can be variable speed at a lower price. That being said, it is pretty quiet since it isn’t rotating very fast.

    The entire unit fits perfectly on my Jet 1 1/2 hp shaper. I mounted the base in the upper right corner. It comes with a template to drill the holes. The right corner is better than the left corner, as it allows the extension arm to be much shorter.

    The adjustment mechanism is awkward. The power head is attached to the extension arm with a huge knuckle joint. Because the extension arm pivots from it’s base, the power head’s angle relative to the stock is constantly changing as the arm pivots. Imagine a carpenter’s level pivoted on up on one end. To further compound the difficulty, the wheels are offset from the motor, so the power head naturally wants to lean away from the wheels when the knuckle joint is loosened.

    Fortunately, there is an easy solution. I made up a hardwood stick to fit under the aluminum shroud opposite the wheels. I made it to fill the space between the shroud and the shaper table, so the power head can settle evenly when loosened. Viola, instant set up. My stick is 18″ x 2″(unimportant) x a fat 1/4″(important). When I need to adjust height, etc, I loosen the knuckle joint, loosen the extension arm pivot, place my spacer stick under the shroud and let everything settle flat onto the work. Tighten everything and I’m good to go.

    Another annoyance is that the levers for controlling the pivot arm interfere with the shaper fence handles. This is a minor annoyance, since they can be slid out of the way and perhaps unique to the design of my Jet shaper.

    All in all, I’m pleasantly surprised by this feeder. I would not have guessed that it would be this nice for it’s size and price.

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    • P. Stone
    • August 17, 2013
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    great little shaper accessorie, May 6, 2013
    By 
    Lyle Popson (Spring, TX, US) –

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    Was pleasantly surprised by the quality of this budget priced feeder. Mounted it on a 3 hp shaper
    Set up was simple.does make running cabinet panels much smoother

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    • CanadianWoodworks
    • August 17, 2013

    thanks

    • Timothy Raleigh
    • August 17, 2013

    Great video. Your work is outstanding.

    • CanadianWoodworks
    • August 17, 2013

    It does work, but more of just an antique I’d like to make some type of display for it, needs a little cleaning first.

    • vartotojaspenki
    • August 17, 2013

    🙂 What for old SINGER in Your shop. Just antique or have some use for it?

    • CanadianWoodworks
    • August 17, 2013

    I will do what I can, sometimes its hard cause I dont record a bunch of a build.

    • CanadianWoodworks
    • August 17, 2013

    Get the books about Sam Maloof and just google search Maloof joint. Of course you should browse through mt blog as I have many many chairs built using this joint.

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