|Forum topic by Joe||posted 02-14-2012 10:57 PM||1861 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
02-14-2012 10:57 PM
Thinking about buying this jointer with the helical cutter head. The Powermatic planer comes with the Byrd Shelix cutter head but the jointer doesn’t come with Byrd. I called Byrd and asked what was the difference between theirs and PM? They said they don’t know but PM just uses them for their planers.
They cost 2,999 with the PM Helical cutter head and 2,200 with the straight knives. You can buy the Byrd cutter head for it for 449 and save about 400 bucks plus have the straight knives.
Anyone knows why PM uses the Byrd for their planers and uses PM or some other manf for their jointer? Or am I missing something?
-- Senior Chief