Helical Planer Head Vs Straight Knife
Helical vs straight blade planers - FineWoodworking
Helical vs straight blade planers I recently bought a Grizzly 12 inch jointer G0609x with a helical cutter head to replace an old 8 inch Delt jointer. Because I didn't want to take wood from the helical cutter head on the jointer and run it thru my 15 inch planer with standard blades, I installed a Byrd Shelix cutter head on my Grizzly planer. More Information
Straight knife or helical planers | Woodworking Talk
I have done some reading comparing the helical vs the straight and from the people who own the helical planers say they would not go back to a straight planer. The helical has several advantages over the straight that very well could be worth the difference in cost of the cutters. More Information
Jointer: Helical Head or Straight Knife?? | Woodworking Talk
As to the differences, a straight knife jointer or planer has 2 or 3 knives that run the length of the cutter head. A helical head has multiple knives that typically run in a spiraling pattern (my planer has 26 knives or inserts) They are much more quit than a stright knife planer. More Information
Thickness planer question... helical vs. knives?
If you have a board where the grain's been torn out by a knife machine, you'll have a ton of work with your hand plane to get rid of it. Helical heads are quieter, but if you're talking a HH in a lunchbox planer of some kind, the motor makes all the noise and the HH head won't make that big of a difference. More Information
Straight vs. "spiral" cutterheads - Woodshop News
A 25” Delta planer with conventional straight cutters cost around four grand. With the Neuamn head, the price jumped to almost nine grand and that was not including the extra $1,500 for the grinding attachment. And you really had to get the grinding attachment because there were very few sharpening shops equipped to handle a spiral knife. More Information
Standard 3-knife planer cutter head compared to helical ...
This video demonstrates the sound difference between the standard 3-knife cutter head to the helical cutter head in my Delta DC-380 15-inch thickness planer.... More Information
Straight Knives Versus Spiral Knives in a Planer
Straight knives require more power than a helical knife and will not take as a heavy a cut as a helical knife. Segmented feed rolls will not harm the edge of narrow stock. You already know which is quieter - helical! More Information
Pros and Cons of Helical Heads for Jointers
It gives at least equal results regarding tearout to our SCMI 20" thickness planer with freshly ground straight knives. New M42 knives cost us about $18 each, so each knife change (two sided knives) in a four knife head costs about $36 plus labor. More Information
Spiral cutters vs Straight blades – Are shelix and spiral ...
Let me first try to get the terminology straight. There’s several terms that are used interchangeably, but are not 100% the same thing. The cutterhead or cutterblock is the rotating metal cilinder in which the blades (also called knives) are placed. Traditional jointers and planers have a set of straight blades, usually two or three. These ... More Information
Spiral Cutter or Straight Blade Cutter: Is There a ...
Briefly, a straight-blade cutterhead consists of two or more blades (often called knives) spaced apart on a rotating steel head. Spiral cutterheads consist of small square cutters placed close together in a spiral pattern on a rotating steel head. More Information
HELICAL VS: SPIRAL CUTTER HEAD | NC Woodworker
The main difference is the spiral head is like a mini straight knife cutter wrapped around the cutter cylinder in a helical fashion. My Powermatic jointer has them and they are about an inch long or so . These cutters are only indexable 180 degrees , where as the "helical head" uses machine tool type inserts. More Information
Top 9 Planers With Helical Heads of 2020 | Video Review
A helical head typically produces a much smoother finish than a straight knife planer, however, they are much more expensive and therefore only really desirable to professional woodworkers who frequently need this level of precision. More Information
Introduction to Helical Cutter Heads
There is one surprising difference with helical cutter heads over straight-knife machines: Helical cutter heads take more effort to feed. If you were to install a helical cutter in your jointer, you will notice that it takes more effort to push the board through the machine. The reason is simple. More Information