Ever since I got my 8” Oliver Jointer I have wanted to replace the standard HSS knives witha Helical Carbide Cutter Head. My buddy at Jet said he would get me one at cost but that was going to be $341! Being forever “thrifty” or at least not liking to poor more than I need to for my toys, I have been looking everywhere for a bargain. I finally found one on eBay for a brand new Jet Helical head for only $215!!! Heck of a bargain.
I finally got the cutter head today and it looks all dreamy and hopefully far less trouble than HSS knives. The HSS knives are getting towards dull after running a couple hundred BF of Ash & Maple over them. Now I don’t have to worry about sharpening them or getting them inserted all perfect like. I do enough sharpening of bowl gouges I don’t need to mess around with Jointer Knives.
-- Chris, Washington The State! http://www.chris-crafts.com