|Forum topic by Chad||posted 05-06-2016 03:34 AM||1162 views||1 time favorited||15 replies|
05-06-2016 03:34 AM
I’ve been away from the tools for a month or so, the girlfriend said “yes” so it’s been a month of wedding plans etc.
I had a 12” wide board of maple that needed to be planed. I have a Dewalt DW735 with the Byrd shelix cutterhead.
Lovely cutterhead, would never go back. It’s been on for about a year and a half.
Anyways, that board. I run it through and it comes out with a “wavy” finish where I can clearly see that the carbide inserts are digging in and leaving grooves down the length of the board. I’ve seen people complain about this but I’ve never seen it until yesterday.
So I take the top off and look for anything that may indicate a problem. Looks fine. So I take a few inserts out and son of a diddilly, rust is forming under the inserts. The carbide inserts and screws look perfect.
So a month ago I had a run of 20 end grain cutting boards. Which, by the way, having a shelix cutterhead is amazing for, as you can plane end grain with em!
Let me show ya: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1Y90TPSJd0
Where was I? Oh, those cutting boards. They were a rush order so I was churning them out as fast as I can. They were clamped for a good couple hours before planing but the squeeze out can stay gooey under the bubble of dried glue. What I’m thinking is that the semi-wet glue blobs slamming into the cutterhead inserts caused a smidge of moisture to sneak under the inserts.
I took the inserts out, cleaned up the rust, installed them again, and tada! Back to planing smooth again.
I thought I’d share in case someone has such an issue someday and is scratching their head.
Oh and also, a buddy and I ordered a ton of the Byrd style 15mm x 15mm carbide inserts thinking we’d need extras for our planers and jointers. Little did we know, these things never seem to wear out. If you figured out how to wear yours out and need some more, I’ll sell them for what I paid. I ordered a bunch to get a volume discount. I think it was something like ~$19 per 10 inserts or something. If anyone is interested I’ll check.
-- Wood is awesome.