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Posted on G1021x2 Planer - Carbide Inserts & other questions

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#1 posted 03-05-2021 07:59 AM

Not sure you have Byrd helical head on that 15” planer?

The Byrd H7354 15×15x2.5 inserts are only $33 per 10 at Grizzly.
Find similar prices from other suppliers like Oella Saw & Tool, Carbide Processors, or other online carbide tooling shops.

G1021X2 uses H9893 insert. These inserts tend to be more expensive, don’t know why.
Can get several different grades of this size insert from Oella Saw & Tool for ~$40 set of 10.

The challenge with buying alternate inserts is all the details like; back draft angle, corner style, radius of edge, and mounting hole. Pretty sure the 15” Byrd head inserts have 4” (100mm) radius, and the Grizzly H9893 inserts use something different + square corners; to name a few differences I remember.

Have had good luck with German carbide inserts sold by Oella Saw on a jointer head. They carry several brands. A phone call will help educate on differences that work in your machine. Usually find something cheaper than Grizzly too. If you are replacing entire set of inserts for planer head, they usually offer a package discount; but it’s not found on website, and you have to call.

Tip: Must use torque wrench when installing the insert hold down screws on segmented head. The head/insert is designed for specific torque range and fastener stretch. Too much torque will break/shatter the insert. Too little and they vibrate loose, maybe break off and jam up the machine? DAMHIK

Best Luck.

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