Evolution Of The CUTECH Spiral CUTTERHEAD

Shinmax (CUTECH’s funder/manufacturer) has been producing benchtop woodworking machines for 20 years, mainly producing Planers and Jointers. In 2007, Shinmax had the opportunity to preview an industrial-grade planer equipped with a helical cutterhead. The engineers marveled at how quiet the machine ran.

The First CUTECH Spiral Cutterhead

This sparked the idea of a spiral cutterhead that performs in a similar fashion to the helical cutterhead while meeting the budget of household consumers. After several failed attempts, the first successful segmented spiral cutterhead was designed and produced in 2008. The experimental data showed the machine operating at a lower current than straight blade machines, thus greatly improving the life of the motor.

Through continuous improvements in specifications and materials, the spiral cutterhead gained a reputation for its performance over the traditional straight blade planers.The positive reception of the spiral cutterhead has gained momentum and today Cutech offers several planer and jointer models to meet consumer needs.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Bill Blomquist
Upgraded Rigid 13" Planer with Cutech Rollers and Spiral Cutting Head

My old Rigid 13" planner with the new Cutech Rollers and Spiral Cutting Head works fantastic!
Now my planner cuts quietly and gives a very smooth finish without any snipe. (so far with soft wood)
It works better than new!
The spiral cutter's helical engagement to the wood vs the old straight edged blades hammering chop, produces a nice stable cutting sound. As an old machinist, I instantly recognized this superior "sound of the cut".
Plus, the Carbide inserts will stay sharp at least ten times longer than High Speed Steel blades.
My experience with Cutech support was so refreshing.
Cutech was very responsive when I first received a damaged (from shipping) spiral cutting head.
I received a new spiral cutting head within a week.
Also, the install instructions were accurate and clear.
Thank you for the wonderful service and support!

Keith Thaxton
Flawless Cutter Head Installation and Performance: A Happy Customer's Review

I received my packages and everything I ordered was in the package, correct and undamaged. You would think that’s how it should happen all the time no matter who you order from, but take it from a guy who orders online quite a bit, I’ll take a guess and say probably 50% of the things I order have an issue of some sort. By that reasoning, one of the two packages should have contained a problem, but it did not. Thank you to the moon and back for that!
I successfully installed the new cutter head in my Rigid TP1200 thickness planer. Once complete, I immediately ran a board through it to see how it would do. I fully expected to see some lines where each of the cutter inserts are located, especially given I put some soft wood through it on purpose to exaggerate those lines. Much to my surprise, there were no lines at all. And I mean absolutely none! After four passes the board was flat and smooth as a baby’s butt. I am very impressed with the quality and workmanship that went into designing and manufacturing this cutter head. I will say I have pretty high standards and I’m hard to impress, but you all have knocked this one out of the park. I’m still amazed that there are absolutely no lines.
Tonight, I ran several more boards through the planer for a project I am just starting. It was a mixture of some soft wood and some oak. The result tonight was the same as before. Everything came out without any lines. I know in theory how that happens, but I just can’t believe you all were actually able to make that happen in real life. Again, I’m very impressed with how well this new cutter head performs. It speaks volumes about your commitment to quality. For a guy like me, that’s a very big deal.
Without turning this into a huge email going on and on about how awesome this cutter head is, I’ll wrap it up by saying,I’ll be shopping for more Cutech products in the future. Rest assured when it’s time to buy a new power tool, I’ll start at the Cutech website to see if you all have what I need before I go any where else. Thank you again for making such an excellent product and selling it at an affordable price. I’m definitely on team Cutech after this.