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Forum topic by bbc557ci posted 12-04-2014 09:23 PM 1124 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-04-2014 09:23 PM

Hi all, I haven’t been around much lately due to a heavy work load over the past several months. Also, I’ve gotten about ZIP – NADA done on the house, or in the shop :o(

Anyways, I’ve been thinking about looking into the Accu-Head cutter head for my Dewalt 735. I’ve come across several reviews, but have not been able to find a place to read up or buy one. Anyone know who sells them??

As always…thanks in advance!!

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


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#1 posted 12-04-2014 10:39 PM

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#2 posted 12-04-2014 10:51 PM

Thanks WhyMe, but I’m looking for info on the Accu-Head

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

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#3 posted 12-04-2014 11:10 PM

Maybe try calling Steel City Tools. (phone number is at the bottom of the page) They were using Accu-Heads in a bunch of their equipment. At one time, they even stocked some Accu-Heads for various tools. At the very least, they might be able to get you some contact info.

-- "Good judgement is the result of experience. A lot of experience is the result of poor judgement."

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#4 posted 12-04-2014 11:58 PM



Thanks WhyMe, but I m looking for info on the Accu-Head

- bbc557ci

I don’t think Accu-Head cutters are to be found for the DW735. I looked for a spiral cutter for my DW735 and the one that comes up is the Shelix. I assumed you were just using the Accu-Head name as a general description for a spiral cutter, not that you just wanted that brand.

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#5 posted 12-05-2014 12:25 AM


Thanks WhyMe, but I m looking for info on the Accu-Head

- bbc557ci

I don t think Accu-Head cutters are to be found for the DW735. I looked for a spiral cutter for my DW735 and the one that comes up is the Shelix. I assumed you were just using the Accu-Head name as a general description for a spiral cutter, not that you just wanted that brand.

- WhyMe


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#6 posted 12-05-2014 12:29 AM

I agree. I found a product review in Fine Woodworking from 2011 on Accu-Head. The company website no longer exists ( www.accu-head.com). I’m looking at the Shelix cutter for my DW735. Plenty of places on the web to buy them from.

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#7 posted 12-05-2014 01:19 AM

Saw them for sale on E-bay for several different planers. Here’s another thread discussing them: http://lumberjocks.com/topics/54561

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#8 posted 12-05-2014 01:21 AM

Just saw Amazon has the Shelix head for $449.95, free shipping and depending on where you’re at, no tax.

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#9 posted 12-05-2014 02:48 PM

Well, it doesn’t appear accu is too popular, or trying too hard to sell their product, that is if they are still in business. I really don’t wanna shell out $450-$500 for a cutter head so guess I’ll continue on with the 735 blades. I don’t have any complaints about the blades. I just figured the accu cutter head would be a good thing to have, and it is, or was affordable.

Thanks for the input fellas!!

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

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#10 posted 12-05-2014 03:30 PM

I can’t get past spending more for the Shelix cutter than what I paid for the DW735 planner. I can see the Sheix cutter would be worth it if I did a lot of planning and wore out lots of blades. I’ve had my DW735 for over 5 years and I’m on my third set of blades. So at that rate it’d take me at least 15 years to break even on the Shelix.

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#11 posted 12-05-2014 04:15 PM



I can t get past spending more for the Shelix cutter than what I paid for the DW735 planner. I can see the Sheix cutter would be worth it if I did a lot of planning and wore out lots of blades. I ve had my DW735 for over 5 years and I m on my third set of blades. So at that rate it d take me at least 15 years to break even on the Shelix.

- WhyMe

Yep, that’s about how I see it too.

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

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#12 posted 12-05-2014 05:09 PM

That’s exactly how I see it. I used one side of the original blades for well over a year and recently flipped them to the fresh side. So far I have no complaints and I use it quite a lot.

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#13 posted 12-05-2014 07:55 PM

The shelix does such a wonderful job. It removes the need for most sanding. The noise is diminished, comparatively speaking. It does make the planer work a little harder. The finish is so smooth

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