The size of a shaper is determined by the maximum length of stroke it can make. Shapers with maximum strokelength of 175mm to 900mm are available. Machines with maximum strokelength of 300mm, 450mm and 600mm are used widely.
To specify the machine further, the following points are to be provided.
- The type of drive
- Individual motor
- Belt driven
- The method of obtaining different speeds
- Gear box
- Step cone pulley
- Horse power of the motor
- Cutting to return stroke ratio
- Number and range of speed arrangement
- The type of the table