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ShopNotes Podcast 199 — You Need to Buy One of Each

By: Phil Huber
Pantorouter vs. Shaper Origin for small shop woodworkers.

Logan and I continue a discussion based on a previous podcast about the Pantorouter joinery machine and the Shaper Origin. These are very different tools. It's those differences that make the discussion better than a 1:1 comparison of joinery solutions.

Several listeners offered their own ideas. Some of which include the Leigh FMT jig or the Festool Domino. Learning 3D design software, your own skillset, and the need for repeat work all play a role in a decision like this. I believe it's also symbolic of other tool buying decisions.

Our shop tools aren't used in isolation. The work you do on one informs (and is influenced by) work done on other tools.

We also talk about new and relaunched classes by Popular Woodworking & Woodsmith. Including my Router Table Basics class. Students of these classes as well as the subscribers to our magazines allow us to create and offer free content like the podcast and our YouTube videos. So thank you for supporting our work.

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Published: June 21, 2024
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