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Forum topic by CudaKeith posted 04-22-2016 12:16 PM 1230 views 0 times favorited 22 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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CudaKeith

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04-22-2016 12:16 PM

So this morning i decided to drive 4 hours to Springfield, MO, to visit the Grizzly store. I had in mind to buy a new G0690 table saw along with a G0490XW 8” jointer. Sadly, they were completely out of every 8” jointer, of every model. It was quiet a disappointment, after driving 4 hours… And they wouldn’t sell me the floor model, cause i asked! lol
But, they said they would ship me one as soon as possible for half the shipping cost… Great I thought!! Unit I was told that they won’t be in stock till around July!

Well, Grizzly has great customer service and they worked with me! They did have a Shop Fox W1741 in stock, exact same as the G0490 i was looking at, beside it was straight knives. But they cut me a deal! Sold me a brand new Shelix cutter head to go with it, plus took some money off of the Shop Fox, so that it was the same cost as the G0490XW that i wanted! Score!!! Better warranty, two cutter heads and all for the same price!

Well… Until I got home! Started opening boxes and looked at the Shelix cutter… The thing looks funny, just in one spot. One of the carbide cutters, seems to be sitting at a funny angle. All the other cutters all the way around it all sit how you would expect them. Besides just one at the very far end. I looked it over and it is seated right. Looks to me that the seat was cut at a goofy angle. I might be wrong and was hoping someone could tell me that it should be like that. I find it hard to believe that someone inserted all of the carbide cutters and didn’t seem to notice this funky one… Hopefully the pics show what i am talking about good.

What do you guys think…?

-- Cheers


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#1 posted 04-22-2016 12:48 PM

The one cutter is set wrong. Needs to be the same as all the others.

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#2 posted 04-22-2016 12:52 PM

I would call grizzly and/ or Byrd. Send them the pics and see what they have to say.

I would think they should all be the same but i am far from an expert.

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#3 posted 04-22-2016 12:53 PM

Maybe that’s why they cut you a deal. ;) I hope they wouldn’t do that to someone. It definitely looks off. Can it just be rotated or are these in a “fixed” layout?

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#4 posted 04-22-2016 01:15 PM

Zooming in on the picture looks like the stop lip on the milled surface is missing. The stop prevents the cutter from spinning when tightening and sets the proper angle. Compare that one to all the other ones on the end.

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#5 posted 04-22-2016 01:38 PM

I’ve seen it before that’s how they make them now.It picks up the cut on the end.

-- Aj

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#6 posted 04-22-2016 01:44 PM



I ve seen it before that s how they make them now.It picks up the cut on the end.

- Aj2

So the first cutter is in line with the last cutter? Interesting…

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#7 posted 04-22-2016 02:04 PM

I just went to Bing images to look at the cutter heads, and a Byrd G0604 cutter has all the carbide cutters aligned. That looks like it’s not supposed to be that way. Are the other two on that same end like that or is it just the one? Reading comprehension hasn’t kicked in yet this morning, so if you covered that let me know….............. Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson) www.woodturnerstools.com

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#8 posted 04-22-2016 02:46 PM

I’d agree with Aj2. I read somewhere (sorry, don’t remember where) that the cutter is set that way for a reason.

Anyway, I’d dig a bit deeper before condemning the part.

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#9 posted 04-22-2016 02:55 PM

For rabbits. Makes sense.

-- Don't blame me, I voted for no one.

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#10 posted 04-22-2016 02:59 PM

Is it like that for all 3 or 4 rows of cutters?

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CudaKeith

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#11 posted 04-22-2016 02:59 PM



I just went to Bing images to look at the cutter heads, and a Byrd G0604 cutter has all the carbide cutters aligned. That looks like it s not supposed to be that way. Are the other two on that same end like that or is it just the one? Reading comprehension hasn t kicked in yet this morning, so if you covered that let me know….............. Jerry (in Tucson)

- Nubsnstubs

That is the only one that is sitting at a different angle than the rest. It is seated in the machined flat and can’t be be adjusted any. I was going to make a phone call today.

-- Cheers

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#12 posted 04-22-2016 03:06 PM

Well, I just called Byrd and before I could finish describing the problem, they said that it is supposed to be like that and it is their new rabbeting design. Interesting, but I feel better knowing that there isn’t an issue and I have to send something back :)

SirIrb was correct!

-- Cheers

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#13 posted 04-22-2016 03:08 PM

-- Cheers

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#14 posted 04-22-2016 03:09 PM

There is a lot of related discussion here:
http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?224394-Byrd-Shelix-Cutter-insert-Wrong-Orientation

-- “Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are.” ― R. Waters

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#15 posted 04-22-2016 03:52 PM



For rabbits. Makes sense.

- SirIrb


^^^^^^^^ nothing wrong with it at all.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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