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What cutterhead for Panel Raising?8/13
I just started running cabinet doors this past year, and I was wondering what raised panel cutters you all are using?
I have run about 500-600 doors with a Freud RP 1000 head, and I have not been too happy with the results. The cut quality is not terrible, but it seems I have to sand the profiles more then I would like.
The shaper is a 5 hp Grizzly 5912 with 1 1/4 spindle. Delta 1 hp stock feeder. I know this machine is nothing like the heavy industrial machines, but runout on the spindle is less then .001, and I feel like I should be able to get acceptable results with the right cutter.
I am running Freeborn insert cutters for the cope and stick cuts, and I have been very happy with the quality of cut on those.
What brand/style of cutters have you all been using, and what would you recommend? I would like to stick with the insert cutters if possible, but am open to other suggestions. Thanks
I've had the Freeborn cope and stick insert heads since they were the two wing designs, (a few months after purchase they exchanged them at no charge for the three wing design-Thanks Freeborn!)
I use an Innovator head for my raised panels. It's a nice large diameter head and can use HSS or carbide knives. I've found the cut quality to be very good.
Thanks for the responses guys. I am looking into the options recommended so far. Has anyone had any experience with Byrd's insert panel raising head?
I use a Byrd Raised panel cutter head,it works very well.You can run miles of panels with it before you need to change knives.