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Shelix cutter head for my Delta 52-580 planer

larry C

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For whatever it's worth......I've been lusting for one of these Shelix cutterheads, ever since I found out they were available.....finally, in early May, this year,
I decided to bite the bullet and buy one. I ordered it from woodcutters.com, who for some reason sell the head for about $100.00 less than the manufacturer
(Byrd, in Kentucky).
To make a long story shorter, it finally arrived after about 3 month of waiting. I was sort of dreading installing it, as I had never torn my planer down, except to change blade before. Actually, it was a pretty easy job, taking about 3 hours, I had everything back together (and no parts left over). I had a piece of hard maple about 10" wide and a couple feet long for the first test.....OMIG, what a difference! This board came out smooth enough that it could have been sanded with 220 grit and a finish put on!
Needless to say, I'm impressed, I should have done this a couple years ago.....if any of y'all have questions or comments, they're welcome@
Larry
 

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I also replaced my cutter head, LuxPro I think was the brand. I subbed that one because Byrd tool has forever had like a 6-month lead time on these things. I love it, amazing improvement.
I DID end up with an extra part —- a spring-loaded safety that locks the blade if you remove the chip shield. I don’t plan on doing that while it’s running, so I think I’m good.

EDIT: mine is a DeWalt DW735, 13”
 
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For whatever it's worth......I've been lusting for one of these Shelix cutterheads, ever since I found out they were available.....finally, in early May, this year,
I decided to bite the bullet and buy one. I ordered it from woodcutters.com, who for some reason sell the head for about $100.00 less than the manufacturer
(Byrd, in Kentucky).
To make a long story shorter, it finally arrived after about 3 month of waiting. I was sort of dreading installing it, as I had never torn my planer down, except to change blade before. Actually, it was a pretty easy job, taking about 3 hours, I had everything back together (and no parts left over). I had a piece of hard maple about 10" wide and a couple feet long for the first test.....OMIG, what a difference! This board came out smooth enough that it could have been sanded with 220 grit and a finish put on!
Needless to say, I'm impressed, I should have done this a couple years ago.....if any of y'all have questions or comments, they're welcome@
Larry
I can't find woodcutters.com or is it woodturners?
Thank you!
 

larry C

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I also replaced my cutter head, LuxPro I think was the brand. I subbed that one because Byrd tool has forever had like a 6-month lead time on these things. I love it, amazing improvement.
I DID end up with an extra part —- a spring-loaded safety that locks the blade if you remove the chip shield. I don’t plan on doing that while it’s running, so I think I’m good.

EDIT: mine is a DeWalt DW735, 13”

I can't find woodcutters.com or is it woodturners?
Thank you!
Try mywoodcutters.com
 

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TOTALLY worth it. If you use your planer/thicknesser regularly, it’s a massive improvement. My LuxPro took three months to ship, Shelix would have taken 6-7 months. LuxPro came with extra cutters, too.
 
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