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02-01-2014 10:36 PM

Topic tags/keywords: planer

I shall have a full blown blog when this is finished.


This afternoon I received the Shelix head for my Rigid R4330 planer but it seems to be the wrong one.
The original cutting head has a gear machined in to drive the drive rollers.
The head from Shelix does not have any gear.
If indeed this the wrong head ,that would explain why there was absolutely no instruction relevant to this planer with it.
I am a maintenance mechanic by trade, so far, without instruction, this has been a little bit of challenge

-- Bert


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#1 posted 02-01-2014 10:44 PM

It almost looks like the gear might be something that could be knocked out with a drift. Then again I don’t have it in my hands to look out.

-- Brian T. - Exact science is not an exact science

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#2 posted 02-01-2014 10:55 PM

Bummer. Nothing worse than getting the wrong part after a long wait.

-- Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. -Groucho Marx

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#3 posted 02-01-2014 10:56 PM

The gear is an integral part of the shaft

-- Bert

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#4 posted 02-02-2014 03:29 PM

One more time I was wrong.
The gear in fact screw on the end in the shaft.
In fact his gear was not much more than just finger tight.

-- Bert

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#5 posted 02-02-2014 03:33 PM

and the “ah HA” light comes on. :-)

Waiting to see how it works

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#6 posted 02-02-2014 05:02 PM

After I turned 50 last year I noticed increasingly I get all worked up over something and hot under the collar only to discover I was the problem DOH! lol Glad it worked out for you Bert.

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#7 posted 02-02-2014 05:54 PM

After I turned 50 last year I noticed increasingly I get all worked up over something and hot under the collar only to discover I was the problem DOH! lol Glad it worked out for you Bert.

I know the feeling. Just wait ‘till ya hit 60 LOL

Glad you figured it out Bert!!

-- Bill, central NY...no where near the "big apple"

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#8 posted 02-02-2014 06:17 PM

By the way the gear is normal metric thread when the retaining nut on the other end of the shaft is a left thread.

-- Bert

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#9 posted 02-02-2014 06:32 PM

Too bad Byrd/Shelix didn’t include detailed instructions on your machine. It’s tough to go into a project without all the pertinent details.

I guess you will be providing the instruction manual for other people that want to upgrade their planers.

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

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#10 posted 02-02-2014 06:39 PM

Yes, I am going to have a full blog

-- Bert

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#11 posted 02-02-2014 06:42 PM

Hi,
I bought a Byrd Shelix from a third party for my Felder and received no instruction whatsoever and me and hit and miss are not good companions, got so far and had to call the cavalry from Felder. Works a treat now, finish has improved by a bit but noise and dust collection much improved.
Best wishes to anyone changing one on a Felder….
Regards
Paddywack

-- Michael, London, U.K.

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#12 posted 02-02-2014 09:41 PM

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