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The sourcing of parts is really important in the long run. On anything costing hundreds of dollars, it is extremely annoying to have to replace a whole unit for lack of a part or two. I guess you could buy enough blades to last a lifetime just in case. Looking forward to reading the response.
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The sourcing of parts is really important in the long run. On anything costing hundreds of dollars, it is extremely annoying to have to replace a whole unit for lack of a part or two. I guess you could buy enough blades to last a lifetime just in case. Looking forward to reading the response.
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How is this even considered a "spiral type" cutterhead? Using helix cutters does not make it a spiral type in my book.
The cutterhead is NOT a spiral type, it is a straight cutterhead using helix inserts.
Using HSS/Carbide helix inserts does not make it "LIKE"...a spiral cutterhead...

The aluminum cutterhead in the "Product Information" page looks nothing like the cutter head in the product page.

Cutter heads are only 2 sided not 4. A pack of 10 replacement inserts for a Shelix cutterhead can be had on ebay for 40 bucks incl./ shipping
vs. 60 bucks for a set of 10 2 sided cutters from Cutech??

This thing is little more than a gutted out, rebadged and retrofitted Delta JT160/Porter Cable PC160JTR. <<Or whomever it was that made the
unit for Delta/PC>>

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How is this even considered a "spiral type" cutterhead? Using helix cutters does not make it a spiral type in my book.
The cutterhead is NOT a spiral type, it is a straight cutterhead using helix inserts.
Using HSS/Carbide helix inserts does not make it "LIKE"...a spiral cutterhead...

The aluminum cutterhead in the "Product Information" page looks nothing like the cutter head in the product page.

Cutter heads are only 2 sided not 4. A pack of 10 replacement inserts for a Shelix cutterhead can be had on ebay for 40 bucks incl./ shipping
vs. 60 bucks for a set of 10 2 sided cutters from Cutech??

This thing is little more than a gutted out, rebadged and retrofitted Delta JT160/Porter Cable PC160JTR. <<Or whomever it was that made the
unit for Delta/PC>>

Belt driven..

Returns
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I don't fault a person for being their own first reviewer. It's a bit like a bartender putting their own dollar in the jar to start things out.
Lee, how can you say that? It is deceptive with a total lack of ethics or integrity, if indeed the reviewer is the owner. I asked the question and I'll wait for a confirmation or a denial. Silence will say volumes.

If you were purchasing something based upon the reviews and it turned out to be a $300 white elephant how would you feel. How would you feel if one or more of the reviewers were company shills hawking a product that did not meet your expectations.

I have said this before, I don't pay attention to product website reviews. They are notoriously biased and misleading. I NEVER trust them.

Cherry picking good reviews to publish is one thing, but to intentionally mislead, is something entirely different. It is wrong and dishonest.
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Lee, how can you say that? It is deceptive with a total lack of ethics or integrity, if indeed the reviewer is the owner. I asked the question and I'll wait for a confirmation or a denial. Silence will say volumes.

If you were purchasing something based upon the reviews and it turned out to be a $300 white elephant how would you feel. How would you feel if one or more of the reviewers were company shills hawking a product that did not meet your expectations.

I have said this before, I don't pay attention to product website reviews. They are notoriously biased and misleading. I NEVER trust them.

Cherry picking good reviews to publish is one thing, but to intentionally mislead, is something entirely different. It is wrong and dishonest.
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Mike from Cutech support.

The reason for the 10 packs is simple. Cost. Since we only have 2 styles of machines, requiring either 12 or 26 cutter tips, there is no common denominator.

If you look back at other helical style machines, such as the Steel City planers and jointers, you'll find not only cutterheads with 12 or 26, but also 16 , 30 , 32, and 40. Still no common denominator.

The supplier of the tips, who also provides for other labels, feels 10 is a number that works for everyone. If it were specific to a machine, you and us had better be prepared for shelling out more $.

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LBussy,

We do know our host is doing maintenance the 28th thru the 2nd between 11pm and 3am PDT. But our server has been up and running all day to this point, without any issue. We did see a bit of increase in hits, visits and such.

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Stick486,

The misprint will be corrected asap...thanks for pointing that out. It's a 10 amp belt driven jointer that will have replacement parts available soon. (We've only had it in stock for a bit and have placed a parts order)

If my 25+ years of boat ownership serves correct, galvanic reactions require an electrolyte such as water...no???

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schnewj,

First off, the "Doug" reviewer was trying to pull a scam. He stated he used one of our jointers...which he could not have since we had not sold one at the time of his post. Why did he do it? Because we were offering a free package of 10 HSS tips for any CUSTOMER THAT PURCHASED one of our machines and posted a review at our website an he still demanded a package. Case closed.

I will explain your assumption that we are selling off Steel City machines one last time. We are not!

I explained at the other website to you, that SC (Steel City) had back out of relations with the factory that had made their portable planers and jointer a few years back. When SC closed, a few of us who were left out in the cold, approached the factory in hopes to bring those popular machines back to the market. Thus, Cutech was born. No need to try and read further into it.

We'll be around a long time. The factory has been making planers and jointers for nearly 30 years and they won't be going anywhere soon either.

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