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 vary between 4 and 12 weeks. Our support team will call you immediately after your order to confirm the current lead time. If you have questions before you order, please don’t hesitate to call us at 855-474-3549.