A shaper machine is a reciprocating machine that produces horizontal, vertical, or flat surfaces. The shaper holds the single point cutting tool in ram and the workpiece is fixed on the table.
The planner machine comes in heavy machinery, which creates a flat surface on large and heavy work items. Work items are placed on the table and the cutting tool is moved in the required direction, lying horizontal, vertical and diagonal.
The tabular form gives a comparison between shaper and planer machines below.
|1||In a shaper machine, the workpiece is held stationary and the cutting tool on the ram is moved back and forth across the work.||In a planar machine, the tool is stationary and the workpiece travels back and forth under the device.|
|2||Shaper can be used for shaping much smaller jobs.||A planer is meant for more extensive jobs than can be undertaken on a shaper. Jobs as large as 6 meters wide and twice as long can be machined on a planer.|
|3||A shaper is a light machine.||A planer is a heavy-duty machine.|
|4||Shapers can employ light cuts and more acceptable feed.||Planer can employ heavier cuts and coarse feed.|
|5||The shaper uses one cutting tool at a time.||Planer uses several tools to cut simultaneously.|
|6||The shaper is driven using a quick return mechanism.||The drive on the planer table is either by gears or by hydraulic means.|
|7||It is less rigid and less robust.||Due to the better rigidity of the planer machine, compared to that of a shaper, the planer can give more accuracy on machined surfaces.|