Shelix vs grizzly
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  Re: Shelix vs grizzly by mike9 (Looking to upgrade m...)
I live 20 miles from Byrd’s plant so I picked up my cutters directly from them. Great folks to deal with.
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#19
  Re: Shelix vs grizzly by mike9 (Looking to upgrade m...)
A friend was complaining about knife changes and sharpening on the planer at work, they bought a Byrd head for their 36" Newman planer, they love it!

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#20
  Re: Shelix vs grizzly by mike9 (Looking to upgrade m...)
I'll bet that baby cost a few bucks!
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#21
  Re: RE: Shelix vs grizzly by Bill_de ([quote='measure once...)
(01-02-2021, 08:32 PM)Bill_de Wrote: I don't think you would have trouble finding index cutters even if Byrd and Grizzly both went out of business.

Carbide 4-Edge Helical Cutter Inserts for Stationary Planer - Google Search

IIRC the documents that came with my Grizzly 6" jointer, said it came with a Shelix helical cutter. 

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That could be a advantage over the 2 sided HSS cutters unless there are 3rd party HSS cutters as well.
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#22
  Re: RE: Shelix vs grizzly by fredhargis (I'll bet that baby c...)
(01-06-2021, 06:15 AM)fredhargis Wrote: I'll bet that baby cost a few bucks!

just a bit north of $4500.00

Ed
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#23
  Re: Shelix vs grizzly by mike9 (Looking to upgrade m...)
I have Byrd in my jointer and a Grizzly Spiral in my planer, I see no difference.
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#24
  Re: Shelix vs grizzly by mike9 (Looking to upgrade m...)
I have a Shelix, purchased from Grizzly, for my 6" Grizzly paralellogram style jointer. I installed it about five years ago and love it.....HOWEVER....even though it was purchased from Grizzly, for a Grizzly, and their head selection for my jointer, it did not fit! Fortunately, I own a machine/tool shop, as part of my manufacturing plant, and I was able to have one of my guys modify the jointer (not the Shelix!). I don't recall of the Shelix had new bearings supplied with it, but I recall changing those, though it could have been the stock Grizzly bearing housings were non standard.
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