The Shelix combines the advantages of shear & helix and spiral tooth action resulting in a smoother cleaner cut across the board.
With the stagger tooth design there is no longer a need to replace a brand new straight blades if you happen to run a nail or hard knot through you planer. With the SHELIX design you just need to replace 1 or 2 inexpensive inserts.
What is the Shelix difference?
True helical cut (slices the wood)
Extremely quiet cut
Greatly reduces tearout
Thicker 2.5mm knives
Replace only damaged or dull knives
More Overlap row to row
Chip clearance between knives
Radius ground on knives
Spiralled to break up chips for dust collection
Shear to give clean cutting action
Helix to assist the chip flow
Ever run a nail through you planer right after you change the blades?
With the stagger tooth design of the Shelix you never have to worry about expensive blades again! Just replace the 1 or 2 inexpensive tips that have been damaged. Even better just rotate to one of the three remaining edges and keep on cutting.
Tired of having to yell to the person standing next to you while planing or jointing a board?
With the Shelix you won't have to yell anymore. Instead of having the entire length of head making one single cut, you have multiple cuts made the entire cutting circle which greatly decreases the amount of noise produced while cutting.
Unfortunately there are a few machines out there that we don't make a SHELIX for. 99% of those are the planers or jointers that do not have any adjustment on the tables.