CRITICAL TO ORDERING CORRECTLY:
Deciding between the OEM Original Size and the Smaller “Easy Install” Diameter head options:
When installing the Dewalt SHELIX head, the head has to go through a small hole in the machine housing and the Original OEM size head will not fit through with the knives installed.
- OEM Original Size Option: If you select the Original OEM Head Size option, you will need to remove the straight blades that come pre-installed on your head first before you can install your new cutter head. One your head is installed you can re-attach the carbide inserts to your head.
- Smaller “Easy Install” Head Option: Byrd’s default SHELIX head is 1/8” smaller in diameter to enable you to install the SHELIX head without having to remove all 40 knives. The disadvantage is that this will reduce the cutting ability by 1/16”. As this machine by default can only remove 1/8” per pass, equipped with this SHELIX head, you will only be able to remove about 1/16” per pass. Due to the fact that spiral heads require more horse power, you cannot remove more than 1/16” anyways when cutting wider stock.
When you place your order, please select from the above options to order the correct model for your application.
Please note – due to *extreme demand* the lead time for DW-735 orders to ship can take 24+ weeks. Our support team will call you immediately after your order to confirm the current lead time.