Byrd Tool   |  SKU: H7768  
15" Shelix Cutterhead
Price: $709.95
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Made in the USA by Byrd®, these indexable carbide insert cutterheads are very well made and leave a great finish. The inserts are positioned along a spiral pattern, and rotate at a slight angle for a shearing action that leaves a glassy smooth cut on the toughest of woods. Comes with all 75 inserts on the cutterhead, plus 10 extras.


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11 Customer Reviews (5 out of 5 stars): Sign in to write a review

Great upgrade for my 15" Jet Planer 8/13/2017

The Shelix Cutterhead is worth every penny I paid. My planer is so much quieter, I can almost plane lumber without ear plugs. The boards come out so smooth it is almost like they are already sanded.

Frank C
Expensive upgrade but worth the price 8/4/2017

First, Anyone considering the purchase of a new machine should not hesitate to spend the extra money and get the helical head model. I purchased my planer due to the closeout price & made the decision to buy the Byrd shelix head a year later. The installation was not difficult & I took the time to correctly set the infeed & outfeed rollers, pressure bar & tables. This difference in the reduction in noise and quality of cut was amazing! Everything other reviewers said is true!

Lastly if you make the decision to do this upgrade be careful taking the cutterhead out of the box. The thing bites! Be sure & wear gloves & wrap the cutter head in cardboard or construction paper so you don't cut yourself.

James O

Installation was not as simple as expected inasmuch as the sundry videos did not detail the way the gearbox disassembled, particularly the business end of the cutterhead. I replaced the two main bearings at the same time which took some ingenuity to put on without straining the ball cages on a 15" shaft (my bearing splitter will work as both a puller and a press for bearings on the 9" long shaft on my jointer). However, once installed, I couldn't be more pleased with the results. A superior surface, better chip extraction, and no real need for hearing protection (the spinning motor is louder than the cutter to wood engagement). It was a worthwhile purchase.

Very satisfied 6/8/2017

David B

The shelix cutter put new life into my old planer. Much smoother and cleaner that I ever got with straight blades. Watch the YouTube video on installing them to make sure this is something you can do. Not hard, but it takes a little time, and you have to pay attention. Results are well worth it!

Better than expected 5/31/2017

Great Upgrade 1/27/2017

Shelix cutter head is an awesome upgrade to any planner.
Very smooth cut with no tear outs. Installation went good, just need to take your time. Grizzly has a good video on how to install.
Good thing is no more knives to mess with.
Grizzly staff did an excellent job matching up the right cutter head to my old planner.
Well worth the money.

ray H
great product 1/25/2017

best thing you can do for your planer. quiet and cuts great to

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