Byrd Tool   |  SKU: H7768  
15" Shelix Cutterhead
Price: $709.95
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Byrd Tool - 15" Shelix Cutterhead

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

Anonymous Reviewer

Installed on 15 year old Delta 3 hp DC380. Pretty simple installation. I have seen noise level measurements on you tube but I can assure you the noise level is cut in half. Looking forward to not have to set knives anymore. While its a pretty expensive upgrade - it is cheaper than buying a new planer with preinstalled Shelix head.

Anonymous Reviewer
great upgrade 12/29/2018

smoother cuts, quieter, a great upgrade for my planer.

Gregory P
Very pleased with this upgrade! 10/27/2018

I installed this cutterhead in a Yorkcraft 15" planer that, except for the paint, is absolutely identical to a Grizzly G0453. Grizzly has an excellent video tutorial on YouTube on how to perform the swap. Being a woodworker and not a mechanic the process took me over 3 hours, but everything went off without a hitch. I am thrilled with the change in this machine. The noise level is much much lower and the quality of the cut is just excellent, even in heavily figured wood. I highly recommend this upgrade.

Anonymous Reviewer
American made 7/20/2018

The frist one was wrong but with some pictures it was found wrong part sent.grizzly had picked up (free to me)and replaced with correct one.
Had to make extra call to remind them to ship right one.but all good.

Anonymous Reviewer

Great upgrade to my 15" planer. Biggest suprise was how much it reduced the noise levels. While not suggested, you could run the planer without hearing protection.

Anonymous Reviewer
Excellent product 4/22/2018

Wow what a difference!! The cutter head was delivered in two days, was well packaged and installed in about two hours. The noise level with the new Byrd cutter head was greatly reduced. Almost dont need hearing protection. Although I still recommend you wear it. I ran about two hundred board feet of ash through the planer and the surface finish was like glass. I almost felt that sanding it with 220 grit would roughen the surface. Wish I would have installed it a long time ago.

Mike T.

Anonymous Reviewer
Great cutter 3/15/2018

Byrd cutterhead turned our planer into different tool. It's much quieter now and there is less chip out.

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Jud W

Switching out the knife cutterhead to spiral. Went perfectly

phil J

great product, should have purchased it a lot sooner. machine runs smoother and dust collect hasn't plugged up since spiral cutterhead was installed.

Anonymous Reviewer
Older G1021 Planer 1/28/2018

This fit great in the G1021 15" Grizzly planer made in 1991. Had to freeze it and heat the bearing to get them to slide together but works incredibly well. Bought the 20" version for my dads I love it so much.

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Anonymous Reviewer
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.


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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.

Anonymous Reviewer
Very satisfied 6/8/2017

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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!

Anonymous Reviewer
Better than expected 5/31/2017

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Anonymous Reviewer
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.

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ray H
great product 1/25/2017

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

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