Gack HE20 reversed shaper head

The reversed shaper head is a unique piece of equipment special to the Gack shaper - It has some advantages against the standard push type claper box:

  • The cutting forces are directed against the column of the machine, allowing for a heavier cut
  • When working to a scribed layout line the burr from the cutter does not interfere with the scribed line, as it is created on the backside of the cut
  • Chips don't get thrown into the face of the operator
  • I made a set of drawings and took some photos of the shaper head. Size wise it might work on a small shaper like the Southbend 7" without much modifications, for bigger machines scaling will be necessary.

    Gack Reversed shaper head, last version 22.11.2015 PDF Version

    Assembly:

    Shaper head Shaper head

    Parts:

    Shaper head Shaper head