I have just spent about 30 minutes searching the Internet looking for the
main Tersa web page, but I cannot find it. Does anyone have a direct link to
the Tersa web site? I am thinking about putting a Tersa cutterhead in my
General model 130 14" planer.
I'd seriously consider a spiral knife head like Byrd Tool sells (in fact, I
am considering one myself, for an old Rockwell RC-33 13" planer, the one
that started the whole mini-planer revolution). It uses individual, easily
replacable indexable inserts in a helical configuration. They are not cheap,
but judging by the prices I saw for the Tersa, I suspect that they are in
the ball park. Check out
http://www.byrdtool.com/ The bad news is that they have a sizable waiting
Jim Ray, President
McFeely's Square Drive Screws
In the interest of full disclosure, McFeely's does not sell product for Byrd
I have one (byrd head) on order for my DJ-30. Over two months wait time. I
got it for the jointer so there is no tear out when edge jointing and the
fact I hate changing knives. I was/am considering one for my General 14"
planer but was more looking for a quick change knife system as those need
replacing more often.
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