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Forum topic by Timmie99 posted 10-06-2017 01:06 PM 267 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Timmie99

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10-06-2017 01:06 PM

Topic tags/keywords: grizzly g0815 planer shelix cutterhead planer

I have a small shop so considering the Grizzly G0815 planer. What about those Shelix Cutterheads? Advise on pros and cons would be appreciated. Anyone own this planer? Like it?

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#1 posted 10-06-2017 02:21 PM

That planer is similar to many other ones with different colors and names. They all do a fine job.

I have gone through the same question about the head and asked myself the following…

How many board feet will I be putting through it?

Am I going to be doing exotic woods or woods prone to tear out?

What is the cost per board feet?

Do I just want one because I want one?

For myself, I just could not justify it for my planing needs and would rather spend the cash on another tool.

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#2 posted 10-06-2017 04:21 PM

My Shelix head has been good to me. If you like to work with figured wood, or tricky grain, it eliminates tearout. With straight knives, I was finding about 10% of the quartersawn white oak had tearout too deep to salvage. On the boards that weren’t ruined, there was often significant sanding to remove the tearout.

With the Shelix the tearout is gone, and the inserts last and last. Well worth the investment.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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