Spiral cutter head

  • December 10, 2018 10:52 PM
    Message # 6954746
    Don Michael (Administrator)

    I think I remember somebody in the Guild saying that they'd replaced the cutterhead in a Grizzly(?) planer with a spiral cutterhead. I'd appreciate it if that person or persons would get in touch with me as I'm contemplating swapping the cutterhead on my 15" GGrizzly and would like a better idea of what I'm in for.

  • December 11, 2018 7:20 AM
    Reply # 6955058 on 6954746

    I added a Shelix spiral cutter head to my Grizzly planer. Not a trivial task, but doable by mere woodworkers.  My hazy memory is a 5 hour task that could be done mostly with typical home mechanic tools.  I had to buy a small gear puller, but otherwise had all the tools.  

    Good luck! 

  • December 11, 2018 9:36 AM
    Reply # 6955251 on 6954746
    Tim Holiner (Administrator)

    Hi Don, it was probably me who talked about the swap. I agree with Mike. It was a bit tedious and messy since you have to drain the oil from the gearbox, but not really difficult.

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