Indexable Band Notch Cutter Heads

Our indexable band notch cutter heads are the preferred cutting tool for new or recycled pallet manufacturers, and can be used on machines ranging from shop-built to OEMs for cross-cutting or with-the-grain profiles.  Our indexable band notch cutter heads are ideal for making clearance notches in wooden components for steel, poly, or polyester strapping. We have a variety of different carbide grades we can insert into the head to cut various types of wood:

• Green and kiln-dried virgin lumber
• Knotty pine or frozen lumber
• Wood with some nails (Nailbuster® technology)
• Wood with lots of nails (Nailbuster® NX technology)
Our indexable band notch cutter heads feature hardened wedge blocks and grade-alloy screws for increased strength and durability. The solid body design allows for balanced assemblies, which results in less vibration on your machines for longer bearing and shaft life. Split chipper plates are optional for custom applications.
In comparison to expensive brazed-style dado sets that have to be thrown away or completely resharpened, our indexable band notch cutter heads allow you to easily remove/replace the carbide inserts yourself, thus providing an easy, low-maintenance solution. And with just a few bolts to loosen, our indexable band notch cutter heads allow for widening or narrowing of the overall notch width in the wood.
All indexable band notch cutter heads can be custom-designed from the number of teeth, diameter, bore size, key-way, locking mechanism and reversible carbide inserts. Design parameters include:
  • Diameter: 6″ – 14″
  • Cut Width: 1/2″, 3/4″, 1″, 11/4″, 11/2″, 13/4, 2″
  • Inner diameter: 1 1/2″ – 3 1/2″
  • Multiple tooth configurations to match speed and depth parameters
  • Indexable Carbide Inserts (reversible)
  • Keyed: 1/4″, 3/8″, 1/2″

If a finer cut is required, we can pair our indexable band notch cutter heads with outboard indexable edger saws to produce a very clean edge.

All carbide inserts can be sharpened or replaced at our in-house service center. Inserts sent in for service go through an incoming quality check to determine if they can be resharpened. If they have been reground multiple times and become too small or become excessively chipped they will be replaced.

Give us a call today at 1-800-369-4242. We look forward to working with you!


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PT Step

Use the step gauge when installing tips to ensure proper tip to body clearance height on all tips in the cutting assembly for optimum performance

Heavy duty indexable carbide insert

1/2" tall x 9/16" wide x 1/8" thick x 2-sided

New lumber (green or KD) - PT 501-2 (red)
Frozen or knotty lumber - PT 501-2L (blue)
Mixed (new wood + recycled) - PT 501-2N (white)
Mostly recycled wood - PT 501-NX

Socket head cap screw

PT 511 : 1/4"-20 x 3/4"
PT 511-L : 1/4"-20 x 1" (Optional)

Cinch Collars (Optional)

PT 309 or PT 309-SMOptional cinch collars if a locking nut and threaded shaft aren't options for your setup.

Wedge Block

PT 510 - Hardened Heavy duty wedge block

With the grain Notch

Ideal for clearance notches for band strapping we can adjust the assembly in 1/4" to 1/2" increments depending on your setup and needs for the width and depth of your notch

Cross Grain Notching

Cross Grain notching similar to four way entry for pallet notches.

Edger Saw

Used in certain cutting conditions for improving cut quality in the corner when the aesthetics or tear out are a concern to your customer.

Split or Solid

Split or Solid plate configurations available in 2 wing setups.Also available are 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 wing solid body configurations.