(Duplicating this post in General from the Surfshop section at recommendation of member to generate discussion. If this is out of place, feel free to remove)
Hello there, I am new to this forum though I have watched it closely as many of the posts pertained to a hobby of mine- collecting, restoring and reintroducing vintage power tools into my woodshop. I am not a surfer (live in Oklahoma :) but am fascinated with the application of machinery in board-shaping and woodworking. Recently, I purchased a helical cutterhead on Ebay from a Canadian gentleman, Mike with Sheartek, and am very impressed at the value and perfomance of this tool. It eats the gnarliest, exotic grained wood with ease, and leaves a wonderful finish. I am not sure if this would be a useful tool for board shaping, but the carbide cutterheads are a dream on synthetics as well. It reminds me of the Rockwell Delta Uniplane I use to surface larger exotic wood stock. I struck up a conversation with the seller and recommended that he investigate making a simlar cutterhead for the Skil 100, he was very receptive of the idea.
At the moment, I am looking for a spare cutterhead to send him so that he can get this fabricated. Would anyone know of a source? I have two Skil 100s and may just end up sending him an entire unit for fabrication and testing.
If you'd like to visit his store, navigate to the link below:
Spiral Cutterhead for Makita 1900B Electrical plane
I've also attached a pic of what you receive in the package, for the price it is an amazing deal. Milled, solid-steel cutterhead with 4-sided carbides, 5 spare cutters, bearings, spare mounting screws and installation T-handle wrench.
I'm not associated with the seller nor am receiving anything in return, just a really satisfied customer who is trying to introduce a top-quality product and hopefully encourage him to fabricate a similar set up for the Skil 100 and other popular shaping planers.