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4.14 Two-head Rotary Table Shaper


  • Pre-Operation Checklist is a prerequisite for ANY operation.
  • All cutters are properly installed and torqued to prevent ejection of cutter during operation (according to manufacturer's instructions).
  • Fixture is securely fastened to table.
  • Clamps are securely fastened to table.
  • Blank is properly positioned and loaded in fixture.
  • Stock is firmly held in fixture by clamping system.
  • Stock is fed in smooth continuous motion past head(s).
  • Stock and table are returned to the start position with a smooth continuous motion.
  • The fixture and machined piece are held back from the cutters when being removed from the machine and when loading next blank.
  • Operator clears machine and cleans work area after operation.
  • Required OSHA approved personal protective equipment is worn.
  • Lock-out/Tag-out procedure is in place and followed.
  • Process is completed in a timely manner.

Pre-Operation Checklist

Level 1

Performance Standard -
  • Verifies Machine is properly guarded and covered
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and proper use of all machine specific controls
  • Verifies head(s) are powered up and rotating correctly
  • Verifies fixture is properly installed for desired operation on workpiece
  • Verifies dust collection operable/operating

Level 2

Performance Standard -
  • Adjusts head(s)
  • Adjusts clamps
  • Adjusts fixture location
  • Adjusts fixture elements
  • Meets Level 1 performance standard

4.14.1 - Shaping Edge

Level 1

Given material, the machine and fixture set up ready to cut, and a target edge profile, shape the edge of the material to the specified profile.
Performance Standard -
  • Loads material with appropriate edge and face towards cutter head and table surface
  • Shaped surfaces exhibit a uniform smoothness, with no burning or hesitation marks
  • Shaped surfaces exhibit minimal snipe at the entry and exit points
  • Dimension tolerance of ±0.4 mm (1/64") [0.0156"] is held for the entire length of the detail

Level 2

Given material and a target edge profile, set up both the shaper and the fixture to shape the edge of the material to the specified profile.
Performance Standard -
  • Selects and installs cutter head(s) properly
  • Installs fixture to specifications
  • Installs clamps to specifications
  • Adjusts stock position and speed settings for control of part
  • Meets Level 1 performance standard