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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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