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SHELIX Cutterhead for POWERMATIC 6″ Jointer, Model 54A


Standard lead time to ship once your order is placed averages 4 to 6 months but can be shorter depending on production demand.

This SHELIX head features 5 wings of knives with a total of 30 knives for installation in the POWERMATIC 6″ Jointer, Model 54A.  All Shelix orders include at no charge:  Five replacement KN400 carbide inserts, One 1/4” Drive HandleOne T25 Torx Plus Bit.

NOTE!  – We offer two different models of the this head:  The G6 model and the G-6/63 model.  Please read below to identify the correct model for your application.

Optional Upgrades:

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    Two Replacement Bearings for Shelix Install (S) $85.00
    KN400 Carbide Inserts for Byrd Tool Shelix Heads $45.00
    1/4” Drive Handle for installing carbide inserts $39.50

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Standard lead time to ship once your order is placed averages 4 to 6 months but can be shorter depending on production demand.

CRITICAL TO ORDERING CORRECTLY:   Deciding between the G6 Size or the G-6/63 head options:

The manufacturer of your machine has changed the design  of the cutter head over the years, and depending on its age your machine will require either a G6 or a G-6/63 model head.  BYRD TOOL EXPERTS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR HEADS THAT ARE ORDERED INCORRECTLY, AND REQUIRES A 25% RESTOCKING FEE TO REPLACE AN INCORRECTLY ORDERED HEAD.

We would hate for you to pay a restocking fee – here is how to correctly measure your head so you order the correct part.

Older models use a 2.625″ cutting circle and newer models use a 63mm (2.480″) cutting circle (Cutting circle = diameter of cutter head including knives). To determine what cutting circle your cutter head uses, please do the following:

  • STEP One: Wrap a piece of paper around the cutter head so that it is just touching the knives (keep as true a circle as possible). Put a mark where the edge of the paper wraps around and meets the body of the sheet of paper.
  • STEP Two: Measure the distance between the mark and the end of your paper.
      • If your measurement is 8″ to 8 1/4″ long then your cutting circle is 2.625″ in diameter:  Order the G6 Model Head.
      • If your measurement is 7 7/8″ or less, then your cutting circle is 63mm (2.480″) in diameter:  Order the G-6/63 head.

When you place your order, please select from the drop down menu above to order the correct model for your application.

For an updated lead time please call us at: (855) 247-4450.

Here is a step by step video showing you how to mark, and measure your head:



Choose Model Size:

G6 Model, G6/63 Model

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