Each byrd head is made in kentucky of us tool steel and the finest european carbide for the inserts. I upgraded my planer to a shelix cutter head and never fed one board through with this factory cutter he.
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Segmented planer cutter head. This leaves a very smooth cut assuming a good cutter head design i seem to recall some problems with early chinese made models ive had both i prefer helical carbide. Jointer and planer heads perfect for your next woodworking project. The replacement cutter head was a drop in replacement for my specific machine.
This cutter head assembly is compatible with both 13 dewalt planers model dw735 and dw735x. When you are cutting a 10 inch wide board in your planer with a standard cutter head you create 10 inch wide wood chips that your dust collection system has to suck up. Helical cutter heads are set up to slice material away hence the cant of the individual cutters as well as the spiral placement.
The cutter head leaves the smallest snipe i have experienced with a planer and i havent tried to do anything about it. My installation process was much as mr. About two years ago i replaced the cutter head on my 6 steel city jointer.
You also know that a stagger cut is much better than just a single straight knife and is a lot easier on your dust collection system. People have been using straight knives for years with great results and because most are made from high speed steel the initial cutting edge can actually be sharper than the carbide inserts found in segmented heads. Helix to assist the chip flow.
My first planed boards had a sharp edge on the planed surface from a cutter that i dont think was set well at the factory prompting the 45 star rating if it were offered. The byrd shelix head only cuts 15mm about inch at any given time and therefore the wood chips are much smaller. But a segmented cutterhead more specifically the shelix cutterhead brings some nice benefits to.
The byrd shelix spiral cutterhead started the revolution and byrd stayed true to their us manufacturing and in delivering a quality product. Shear to give clean cutting action. I replaced it with a shelix segmented cutter head.
The original shear helix and spiral cutter non grind design. Spiralled stagger tooth to break up chips for dust collection systems. Johnson demonstrates but for two things.
Shelix helical cutter heads woodworkers know that a shear cut is far better than a straight cut.
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