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Re: T & G flooring
« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2007, 12:59:35 PM »
Grizzly sells cutters for flooring.CutterCutter

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« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2007, 02:38:10 PM »
A lot of ways to skin a cat, and flooring is probably the same........a lot of ways (the degree of screaming and hollering varies, as does the degree of pleasure  :) ).  And I'm sure Larry and others will be glad to let anyone learn those ways, as want to, on their own. But Larry used the adjective "real" flooring, and I think he knows from what he speaks.  :) I'd say 'real' flooring is to the industry standards of dimension, tolerances, tongue and groove profile, back relief, etc.

Most will accept their individual efforts to make their flooring, and enjoy the flooring they make with lesser expense in tools and effort expended. And I think they can be real proud of those efforts. Probably not the 'real' flooring that Larry spoke of, but it does lay on their floor and looks great, so how much more 'real' does one want. Probably the term 'custom' made would be descriptive.


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Re: T & G flooring
« Reply #22 on: February 19, 2007, 08:08:06 AM »
As you say, there is more than one way to skin a cat. I would be tempted to use the router if it was for me and I wasn't planning on doing more. However, I regularly have people request flooring and we are in the middle of building our own home, which means moldings galore.

The order WAS 2,000 dollars or so - until the CFO saw all the possible molding styles - I think it is closer to 5,000 now.  :o

Not that I am complaining, mind you...
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Re: T & G flooring
« Reply #23 on: February 19, 2007, 12:06:13 PM »
I also have the 3hp Grizzly shaper with a power feeder and Grizzly cutters - works fine for my needs.  If I had it to do over again I'd get the 5HP model though, as it can handle deeper cuts and faster feed speeds.

A power feeder is a MUST - otherwise it's just about impossible to get nice, consistent cuts when shaping longer pieces.  Try to get a variable speed model with a wide range of speeds - especially slow ones.

Also, consider getting the router bit adaptor for the shaper, as this gives you  more flexibility.

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« Reply #24 on: February 19, 2007, 12:10:21 PM »
Good idea on the adapter for the router bits since they are much more available here.
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