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Happiness is disassembling your new used 15" planer, puzzling over conflicting instructions and videos that completely gloss over the hardest parts, installing a shelix head, reassembling it and having it actually work.

Joy is knowing that there were no left over parts!

My Griz G1021 planer now has a byrd shelix. While there were points where I doubted my sanity in doing this, the end result was truly worth it. It's so quiet and the cut is super clean. The old head would make a mess of jatoba, now it comes through close to ready to finish.
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Joy is knowing that there were no left over parts!
that would be a new thing for me and I'd lay awake nights taunted by it...

congrats on your success..
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yeah. I was somewhat kidding because it's not that complex a machine. Though, I was careful to use magnetic parts holders so nothing got dropped.
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Way to go Phil . I'd like to buy a 15" GI planer and have that head pre installed . It almost doubles the price but I hear it's worth it . Glad to hear you had a good outcome
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Way to go Phil . I'd like to buy a 15" GI planer and have that head pre installed . It almost doubles the price but I hear it's worth it . Glad to hear you had a good outcome
put down the mouse and get back to your RT....
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Way to go Phil . I'd like to buy a 15" GI planer and have that head pre installed . It almost doubles the price but I hear it's worth it . Glad to hear you had a good outcome
Thanks. The whole thing was a bit intimidating. Especially when I had to resort to my 6 lb persuader to get the %&^*&(* head off the gearbox.

The price of heads have been declining steadily and griz had a sale on the shelix so I screwed up my courage. Happily, I didn't screw anything else up. On the Griz 15", it adds about $700 to the price new. The shelix head is $600 if you install it yourself but there are some parts you need to buy (seals and bearings) so it's a bit more than that. I got the planer used for about $350 so all in it was about a grand. New griz 15" with a spiral (not a shelix) is about $1800.
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Sage advice for us all!
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Thanks. The whole thing was a bit intimidating. Especially when I had to resort to my 6 lb persuader to get the %&^*&(* head off the gearbox.

The price of heads have been declining steadily and griz had a sale on the shelix so I screwed up my courage. Happily, I didn't screw anything else up. On the Griz 15", it adds about $700 to the price new. The shelix head is $600 if you install it yourself but there are some parts you need to buy (seals and bearings) so it's a bit more than that. I got the planer used for about $350 so all in it was about a grand. New griz 15" with a spiral (not a shelix) is about $1800.
$1800 I believe that's half the price of the GI I want

http://www.general.ca/promo/Flyer-promo-wood_ENG.pdf

Yup , the one I want is $3600 for the 30-115 with helical head

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At the current exchange rate, that's equal to 3K USD. If it includes VAT, you'd have to back that out to do an apples to apples comparison. Still, seems like you guys in the great north kind of get screwed on prices.
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$1800 I believe that's half the price of the GI I want

http://www.general.ca/promo/Flyer-promo-wood_ENG.pdf

Yup , the one I want is $3600 for the 30-115 with helical head
got a progress report on your RT???....

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