510wizard wrote:Basically the shaper came before the mill, history wise and can do the same work. A mill can remove more material faster, which is why the shaper fell out of favor. But, a shaper can do internal keyways and gears and splines (internal & external) that a mill can't do. I like to just watch the thing run, it's all mechanical, gears, levers and such, perfect for a gearhead!
oh nice. If you can cut your own splines, I bet that opens up a whole bunch of steering and axle possibilities for you. You have any projects in mind?