Spiral vs Helical Cutterhead?
Now that I’ve entered full-obsessive mode concerning the purchase of a new jointer, I’m seeking feedback on spiral vs helical cutterheads.
I know helical is better, but it seems spiral offers many of the same advantages: better cut on figured woods, faster and easier blade changes. But the helical design is a lot more expensive.
Can anyone comment on the relative advantages of spiral vs. helical cutterheads? I am particularly interested in knowing whether the helical cut is tremendously better, and whether there is any difference when it comes to changing blades.