True. I'm not advocating for them, but it's a good product to have in the market, to open the possibilities for the future. I currently have enough spare HSS blades to last me a lifetime, so I doubt I'll do any modifications to my planer… but it looks good on paper. HSS does not last as long as carbide - but does have it's advantages when it comes to sharpness - how much difference does it make in a planer? I have no idea, as I have very little experience with planer- the first and only one I've ever used (or seen in action) is the one I own…
It is my understanding that a spiral cutter requires a little more horse power than does the knife cutters. You may want to investigate if your planer has the necessary power, before investing in the spiral cutter. pkennedy
Chris, same thought here. I picked up an older Ridgid a few months ago. Could now turn a good benchtop planer into a great one. and for the going price of an older 2-knife Ridgid planer, say $150 to $200, and a $250 spiral head cutter, this hobby can actually be affordable! but i'm quite happy with the knifes for now. Hmmm Christmas…
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