Shaper Cutters

Cutting Tools Chicago aka General Cutting Tools offers alloy tipped shaper cutters, carbide tipped shaper cutters or carbide insert shaper cutters. As the industry has progressed, we have kept up with current technology. CNC machining centers and CNC tool cutter grinders have replaced hand turning and grinding. Manual profile machines are no longer used to grind profiles. This ensures exact repeatability cutter after cutter. General Cutting Tools was one of the first cutting tool distributors to offer CNC ground tool manufacture and modification to their customers.

Our carbide tipped shaper cutters feature extra thick carbide offering many resharpenings and longer tool life. Cutters are furnished with 1/2 ”, 3/4”, or 1-1/4” bore.

Insert shaper cutters feature hard wearing bodies in steel or aluminum complete with tungsten carbide knives and scorer for improved finish. Tool life is extended due to insert accuracy. Insert tooling allows for harder grades of carbide and can be specialized for exact applications.

General Cutting Tools offers a complete line of shaper cutters for cutting natural and man-made materials. They are extremely durable to better resist chipping and cracking, as well as corrosion from wood acids. They also can be face-honed between sharpenings for extra long live.

Initial quality is only the first step at General Cutting Tools. We are always available to work with our customers to determine their needs, and our customer service is of the highest standard. Whether professional or novice we will provide the information you need to resolve any tooling issues you face. Contact us to discuss how we can help you.

Standard Shaper Cutters and Special Shaper Cutters

We carry many different shaper cutters: Carbide Tipped Shaper Cutters, Insert Shaper Cutters, and Custom Shaper Cutters.

We sell profiling shaper cutters, grooving shaper cutters, jointing shaper cutters and door making shaper cutters made by Amana Tool, Freud and Freeborn Tool.  If they don’t have what you need, we can make it for you.  Just send us a wood sample or scale drawing and that is it!!

General Cutting Tools carries the full line

  • Amana Tool carbide tipped shaper cutters
  • Amana Tool insert shaper cutters
  • Freud carbide tipped shaper cutters
  • Freud insert shaper cutters
  • Freeborn Tool carbide tipped shaper cutters
  • Freeborn Tool T-Alloy tipped shaper cutters

We are confident General Cutting Tools has the right solutions for your woodworking needs.