Helical Jointer Cutter Head

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Forum topic by jigmortise posted 04-10-2014 07:50 PM 983 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-10-2014 07:50 PM

I have a General International 8” Jointer. It currently has a 3 knife cutter head. I’m considering a Helical Spiral cutterhead. Is this a worthwhile conversion ? Is Byrd the best? Thanks

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#1 posted 04-10-2014 08:28 PM

I don’t have a Byrd but just bought a new Grizzly with spiral after having a 3 blade Steel City and the difference in cut, dust and noise is superior.

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#2 posted 04-10-2014 10:43 PM

I say if you have the extra money, and you are going to keep the jointer then go for it.

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#3 posted 04-10-2014 11:20 PM

Absolutely worth it.

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