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Forum topic by Josbo posted 01-12-2018 09:24 PM 303 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-12-2018 09:24 PM


New to the forum, so I hope I’m doing this the right way. I just received my brand new “Shelix” cutterhead for my Jet 6” Jointer (after waiting 2 months). When I opened it up, and looked at the cutterhead, I noticed that one of the cutters (located at one end of the cutterhead) was slightly skewed about 20 degrees from all of the others. I removed it, and reset it, hoping that it was just installed wrong, but it set itself in the same position.

Is this normal, or did I get a cutterhead with a manufacturing flaw? Any feedback will be helpful.


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#1 posted 01-12-2018 09:28 PM

Absolutly incorrect position

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#2 posted 01-12-2018 09:30 PM

I would call the people that made it @ (855) 699-6635
because the heads they show on their website look to be all in alignment – not skewed.

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#3 posted 01-12-2018 10:30 PM

It’s normal. It is for cutting a rabbet if you use the ledge.

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#4 posted 01-13-2018 12:36 AM

It s normal. It is for cutting a rabbet if you use the ledge.
- AZWoody


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#5 posted 01-13-2018 12:37 AM

AZ Woody, that is the exact answer that I got from the folks at Byrdtools. I’m going to go with that, install the cutterhead in my jointer, then run a few test pieces.

Really appreciate the quick feedback from everyone, Thank You!!!


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