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    Belated Xmas present install-SHELLIX HEAD

    Well i took a trip this spring and while i was gone my Xmas present to myself came in the mail, so once i got caught up on things around here i took time to install my new shellix head in my old faithful 15" planer. i had seen jays work and heard the difference in sound decibels and couldnt wait to have the same capability.. so between yesterday and today i got it apart and back together.. and gave it a test run empty first making sure i had all the fine gears messed right.. and i didnt have any spare parts.. even gave it a grease job and oil change.. turned it on with no wood to see how the noise was and if i had any thing wrong,, all sounded good so gave it some figured wood and let her do here thing.. was very pleased with the difference in sound and the cut was excellent no more tuning straight blades and having to replace them when a knot dings all three in the same place and leaves a strip.. now i can can just switch the cutters affected and be back like new again..
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    Last edited by larry merlau; 04-26-2014 at 01:56 PM.
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    Good to have someone sending you gifts, even if that someone is yourself. Enjoy the new cutters.
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    Congrats on the new toy. And I'm envious of all the pretty wood you get your hands on.
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    i was envious of the smooth cuts with no tear out in figured wood this little upgrade will save me alot time in the sanding area
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    That's SWEET Have you tried curly maple? Curious how it will work on that

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    not yet i could run a piece threw it tom if i had a someone that could give me a hand doing it tomorrow evening got a piece that definitely qualifys..
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    I don't think you will be sorry you did this upgrade. Was it an easy one?

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    I think deserves a cold one for this present! Congrats...maybe that cold one should be a 'smoothie'
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    not yet i could run a piece threw it tom if i had a someone that could give me a hand doing it tomorrow evening got a piece that definitely qualifys..
    I will let you know, gotta check with my schedule keeper

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Calver View Post
    I don't think you will be sorry you did this upgrade. Was it an easy one?
    yes, Id like to know also, do you think someone with limited knowledge of machinery like myself could handle something like this?(you wont hurt my feelings)
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