Shaper Machine

  • A shaper is a type of machine tool that uses linear relative motion between the workpiece and a single-point cutting tool to machine a linear toolpath.
  • Roe (1916) credits James Nasmyth with the invention of the shaper in 1836.
  • The shaping machine usually cuts on the forward stroke and does not on the backward stroke.
  • The most common use is to machine straight, flat surfaces, but with ingenuity and some accessories a wide range of work can be done.

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