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The head
Bit the bullet and ordered one... I bought 400 BF of curly Maple and thought it a good investment. Tired of straight knives. I am mostly dealing with figured wood these days...
The Woodmaster head would have been a couple hundred more... I bought another shaft as well...



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  Sheartak Spiral Cutterhead for WOODMASTER 718 Planer fishhh4 [url=https://www.eba...
The inserts are the "standard" or common size? They look like it but that would be one thing to be certain about.
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  Sheartak Spiral Cutterhead for WOODMASTER 718 Planer fishhh4 [url=https://www.eba...
The inserts are the same size as the Byrd inserts, I'm not sure they are interchangeable, but it will still be a nice addition to the Woodmaster.
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  RE: Sheartak Spiral Cutterhead for WOODMASTER 718 Planer fredhargis The inserts are the ...
(06-06-2021, 05:43 AM)fredhargis Wrote: The inserts are the same size as the Byrd inserts, I'm not sure they are interchangeable, but it will still be a nice addition to the Woodmaster.

The Byrd inserts are a 100mm radius, these are 150mm so they are different but no much.

There are various quality levels of carbide, can make up some of the price difference.  I buy inserts from China and Tigra Germany, price difference is quite significant.  Can't speak to the quality difference.
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  Sheartak Spiral Cutterhead for WOODMASTER 718 Planer fishhh4 [url=https://www.eba...
The head comes with five extra cutters and screws. From what I have read I doubt that I will turn them three times. If I should need more there is always Sheartak at around 3.60 apiece The cutters for the Titan head are supposed to work as well. 15 x 15 x 2.5 mm - 4-edge - 8 Radius.
At Sheartak
At Amazon for 2.30




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  Sheartak Spiral Cutterhead for WOODMASTER 718 Planer fishhh4 [url=https://www.eba...
I wonder if the radius corners on that style prevent the lines that sometimes show up with a Shelix.
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  RE: Sheartak Spiral Cutterhead for WOODMASTER 718 Planer fredhargis I wonder if the radi...
(06-06-2021, 01:45 PM)fredhargis Wrote: I wonder if the radius corners on that style prevent the lines that sometimes show up with a Shelix.

Could be. I bookmarked it, a head for my Jet JJP-12 is quite a bit less than the Byrd head, around a $150 or so.
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  Sheartak Spiral Cutterhead for WOODMASTER 718 Planer fishhh4 [url=https://www.eba...
It has already shipped and is due here today. I will be putting it together quickly and giving it a whirl... so to speak.
My Dewalt 733 was giving me problems which prompted all this. I ordered a Shop fox 15" planer with a spiral head.
When I was informed it would not be in till next year the vendor returned my money.
I went ahead and ordered 160.00 dollars in parts for the 733. The chains had a lot of slop in them and were skipping or binding under load.          
I also noticed some wear in the blocks that hold the feed and outfeed rollers. I ordered 4 of them, two new chains and two rollers. I also got a new set of knives in. I will put all that together today.
Well, I only got in about half the parts last week and was told the rest were on backorder. That's when I ordered the Sheartak. I have been wanting an indexed head.
As it is the rest of the parts for the 733 arrived yesterday.
So lots to do in the shop Laugh  I will let you know how the Sheartak does.

Curly red oak, curly maple, and ambrosia maple




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  Sheartak Spiral Cutterhead for WOODMASTER 718 Planer fishhh4 [url=https://www.eba...




It did a wonderful job no tear out at all. The chip collection is not as good now though. I'll take it though.






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  Sheartak Spiral Cutterhead for WOODMASTER 718 Planer fishhh4 [url=https://www.eba...
I see what you mean about the chip collection, that must be a real surprise. Did you notice the reduced noise?
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