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b2rtch

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269 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: jointer

This morning, wasting my time on the Internet and shopping for an helical replacement cutting head for my Ridgid R4330 planer, I found this brand of helical jointer/planer replacement cutting heads that I never heard off before: Global Tooling.

http://globaltooling.bizhosting.com/products/heads-journal/planer-journal-heads.html

The design seems to be a true helical design, unlike the Accu-Head, very similar the the Shelix head and the price may be a little cheaper than the Shelix.
I thought that you might be interested.
Bertrand

-- Bert


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b2rtch

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#1 posted 269 days ago

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-- Bert

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Fred Hargis

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#2 posted 269 days ago

Bert, that may actually be a Byrd Tool head. The instructions they offer are the Byrd instructions (installation) and the cutters have the same tool mark as those used by Byrd. I’d bet they are simply reselling them, and if they are cheaper they would really make it a win.

-- I long for the days when Coke was a cola, and a joint was a bad place to be (Merle Haggard)

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#3 posted 269 days ago

Nice Find Bert!

-- Buzz ---- Message sent from the End of the Internet.

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#4 posted 269 days ago

I’m not saying anything one way or the other, but the fact that they’re using what amounts to cut-rate hosting and don’t even have their own domain does not exactly fill me with confidence. The prices don’t look like they’re that much less than other sources to me…

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#5 posted 269 days ago

Looks like about $40 less for cutter head for the Dewalt 735. Not worth dealing with someone potentially sketchy in my opinion, especially when you’re talking a $400 item.

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Fred Hargis

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#6 posted 269 days ago

If this is of use, Grizzly also resells the Byrd heads (not sure about the ones for the bench top planers) at a lower price. I bought both of mine from them.

-- I long for the days when Coke was a cola, and a joint was a bad place to be (Merle Haggard)

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b2rtch

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#7 posted 269 days ago

I looked on Grizzly but I did not see any head for a Ridgid planer.

“but the fact that they’re using what amounts to cut-rate hosting and don’t even have their own domain does not exactly fill me with confidence”
What does this mean?
I would have no problem buying from this company instead of Byrd Tools,they look just as serious and I always takes risks.

-- Bert

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bigblockyeti

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#8 posted 269 days ago

Seems like they are getting cheaper and available for more and more models which I think is good new, but the website is a little discerning.

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b2rtch

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#9 posted 269 days ago

http://www.globaltooling.net

I do not understand the comments about the website.
What’s wrong with it?
It seems to be a fairly large company certainly larger than Byrd Tools.

-- Bert

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jonah

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#10 posted 269 days ago

The first link you posted was not globaltooling.net, and that’s what made me a little suspicious.

I looked back into their site a little more, and discovered that the site isn’t secured by SSL. I added something to my cart and started the checkout process, and was not directed onto a secure site at any point. I’d never order from a site that doesn’t secure personal information. Feel free to do so, but don’t be surprised if bad things happen. Just basic common sense.

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AlanBienlein

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#11 posted 268 days ago

Hey jonah you better look a little more closely at that. When I clicked to check out it changed over to a https://ssl with the green lock proceeding it. https://ssl.safewebshop.com/cgi-bin/cart?Xtime=1383429442887

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b2rtch

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#12 posted 268 days ago

The first link that I posted open the site page for me.
Is it something funky with your web browser?
If I may ask , what were you going to buy?

-- Bert

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b2rtch

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#13 posted 268 days ago

I now believe that these heads are in fact Shelix as the installation instruction talk about Shelix heads and that website they point to is in fact Byrd Tools

-- Bert

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#14 posted 267 days ago

For the information of those who might be interested: I have been in contact with John at Global Tooling.
He tells me that Global tooling makes its own heads and in addition sale Shelix heads.
He will give me price for a head for my Ridgid planer.
I know how much Byrd Tools want for one.

-- Bert

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Fred Hargis

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#15 posted 267 days ago

Bert, do they use the same inserts as the Byrd, or have their own design?

-- I long for the days when Coke was a cola, and a joint was a bad place to be (Merle Haggard)

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