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Craftsman Series Shaper Tool Set
For ten years, we’ve worked with clients making just about every project you can build with a shaper. This set contains the best advice we can give on tooling up your machine. No matter what you make, or how you put it together, these cutters provide the foundation for your work. Each is engineered with industry leading balance and design. This set also includes T9 and T20 torque wrench for precision and confidence in your knife changes, a tub of tool cleaner for steel-body tools, as well as a pair of Rangate cut-resistant gloves- let us know your size preference!
Adding a spiral cutter to this set allows for a new world of custom and creative possibilities. The tool body of our spiral cutter is taller and thinner than other similar tools in the marketplace- this allows for tighter pattern cutting, giving you a superior level of control and precision in your copy shaping. With this tool, you can work with thicker materials and more complex patterns, while still maintaining a finish-quality cut. Mill beautiful custom furniture with tight curves, perfectly circular tabletops, or whatever solid-wood application you're building.
We optimized this set with the right blend of affordability and longevity. Our Rabbeting Cutter and Adjustable Groovers feature carbide inserts treated with our industry-leading NaDia diamond process, which build less friction for a cleaner cut and less wear on the edges- giving you an increase 3-4x more lineal feet cut before replacement. Our Profile Cutter contains 7 HSS profiles and hundreds more available to order, to give you maximum flexibility and affordability for short-run profile work.
Standard orders for the Craftsman Series are for 1-1/4" bore tools. We can produce sets at other bore sizes upon request.
Each Craftsman Series set contains:
1 Shear Rabbeting Cutter
1 Spiral Cutter
1 5-9.5mm Thin Adjustable Groover
1 8-15mm Adjustable Groover
1 15-30mm Adjustable Groover
1 Profile Cutter Set w/ 7 different profiles
1 T20 Torque Wrench
1 T9 Torque Wrench (for thin groovers)
1 Tub of Tool Cleaner for steel body tools
1 Tub of Tool Cleaner for aluminum body tools
1 Pair of cut-resistant gloves (indicate your size preference- S, M, L, XL)
Click for drawings of these cutters in the set. (PDF, 3mb)
The Story of the Craftsman Series
We developed this set in partnership with Alpine Technical Workshops, which we have been proud to support since the beginning. Alpine has welcomed woodworkers from across North America and beyond- from northern Canada to New Orleans, from Maine to Hawaii, to places like the Virgin Islands, Australia, and even Bhutan. As you can imagine, these woodworkers are at all stages of woodworking production, building very different things, in all kinds of different ways.
Despite the variety, these tools are a constant for all joiners. The fundamentals- a clean rabbet, adjustable grooving, short-run profiling for those one-off jobs- don’t change, no matter what kind of work you do. If you’re not using any of these tools yet, chances are, you’ll find yourself in need of them, and sooner rather than later. That's why we built this set. After 10 years of feedback from our clients, we're confident these tools will be used often in your wood shop today, tomorrow, and 10 years from now.
We call it the Craftsman Series because it's designed for woodworkers who are ready to start designing their own projects- ambitious ideas that call for the next level of customization and detail. Curve work and precision grooving are two of the most common needs every shop experiences as they grow, so we envisioned this set to enable shops to take their creativity to the next level. Like all of our sets, all of the tools are solid, foundational tools we're confident you'll use again and again.
Looking for a scaled-down set with just the fundamentals? Try our Joinery Series set.