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04-13-2017 05:26 PM

Topic tags/keywords: steel city planer helical head inserts 40305 40305h carbide

I recently purchased a 40305H Planer at the Hamilton wood show. I am trying to find a set of carbide replacement inserts for a decent price. They are special 2 sided rectangular size with two bolt holes. It seems only one site is selling them 5 for $35 and they are sold out. I am hoping one of the aftermarket suppliers will start selling them.


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#1 posted 04-14-2017 05:03 AM

Try cutech.com. They sell what used to be steel city planers and parts.

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#2 posted 04-14-2017 08:44 AM

Try these guys I bought Steel City Planer 10 for 22.00 US
http://globaltooling.com/

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#3 posted 04-14-2017 01:32 PM

I just contacted gobaltooling and I am waiting for a response. Were the cutters square or rectangular? The size I need is 27×15x2 – 2 Holes spaced at 14. It seems to be a weird size


Try these guys I bought Steel City Planer 10 for 22.00 US
http://globaltooling.com/

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#4 posted 04-14-2017 02:05 PM

+1 on Cutech. Good folks in Memphis.
Bill

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#5 posted 04-17-2017 07:08 AM

Sorry didn’t realize this was a rectangular cutter, looks like it might be tough to get these cutters. I don’t believe anyone sells the equivalent model. Steel City just introduced this model when they ceased operations. You might want to try Normand 520 Thompson Drive, Unit 3 Cambridge ON N1T 2K8 Tel.: 519.622.1111 Fax: 519.624.2222 They still carry Steel City in Canada.

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#6 posted 04-18-2017 04:14 PM

Thanks for the info.

FYI
-Cutech does not carry them.
-Normand only supplies the High Speed Steel inserts at ~$35 for 5 cutters (CAD)
-Global Tooling does not sell them and they checked with their suppliers with no luck
-Woodworks of Ohio (thisiswoodworking.com) sells the carbide bits for $35 for 5 cutters (USD). They are twice the price of similar sized inserts. (Sold out at the moment)

The planer needs 26 inserts. You must buy 30. $210 USD to replace them.
The Cutters are rectangular and have two cutting edges, the size is 27×15×2 – 2 Holes spaced at 14mm

I am really hoping a third party supplier will start making them at a fair price. If not I will have to try to change the cutter head in the planer to something else or try to sell it.

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#7 posted 04-18-2017 05:00 PM

I heard at one time Amana was making carbide inserts for Steel City planers. That was a while back and things do change. I don’t remember them being rectangular though…

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#8 posted 06-12-2017 12:26 PM

I am still looking for the blades. It looks like thisiswoodworking.com is not able to get the carbide blades any more.

I know this is a long shot but now I am looking for the technical drawings for the cutters, I would like to look at getting them custom made.

If any one out there has any info on the drawings that would be great.

Thanks

John

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#9 posted 05-31-2018 12:44 AM

Hi, Sorry for bringing this one up from the dead – I am currently looking into whether people are still in need of these inserts (carbide versions that is) ?

I already provide various other inserts along with specialised router bits for guitar builders and one of my customers has asked whether I can get them produced. Essentially I am trying to check the market before telling the factory to go ahead with production.

Just FYI I only supply carbide inserts – no HSS and only K01 carbide also (one of the finest and hardest carbide grades). If anyone wants more details please free to search sje tools either Amazon or Google and you will see all the reviews. :)

Cheers
SJE

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#10 posted 05-31-2018 12:05 PM

I have the woodriver planer that takes these blades. I wonder if they’re the same as the steel city?
https://www.woodcraft.com/products/supercut-replacement-inserts-5pk

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#11 posted 05-31-2018 12:06 PM

And, if I can get carbides, I’d be interested.

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#12 posted 05-31-2018 12:16 PM

They are the same and yes as said I only deal in carbide insert :)

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