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Indexable ½” Radius Notching Heads

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Our indexable 1/2″ radius notching heads are used as the primary cutting tool on single and double-head notching machines to machine 4-way entry notches for new and recycled pallet manufacturing.  We have a variety of carbide-grade notcher inserts for this head to cut various wood types:

The 1/2″ radius notching heads feature solid plate design for maximum durability with an optional split plate for quick changeover when cutting variable-width notches. Each plate is keyed and indexed according to the appropriate serialized plate number for a 9″ wide notch. The inside plates are numbered one through fourteen and are stacked in sequential order for easy installation. The outside plates are labeled with both the serial number, followed by a letter A or B to indicate left or right-handed cutters, which you can provide to us  when you order so that we can identify your head and what parts you may need.

Because our indexable 1/2″ radius notching heads are not bolted together, this allows for the least amount of downtime when replacing damaged or worn-out plates within your assembly.

We offer various configurations in our indexable 1/2″ radius notching heads to cater to our customers dynamic machine requirements:

  • Outer diameter: 9″ to 14″
  • Cut width: 2″ to 12″
  • Inner diameter: 1″ to 3.5″
  • Radius: 1/2″ corners (1″ diameter)
  • Indexable carbide notching inserts (reversible)
  • Keyway: 1/4 “, 3/8″, 1/2”

If you require a larger specialty corner radius, we offer indexable head options in 3/4″, 1″ and 1 1/2″ sizes.

All carbide notcher 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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Pallet Notcher Stringer Notcher Notching Head
Plate numbered 1 to 14 – Chipper Plates are numbered 1-14 in sequential order. Plate sequence goes A, 1,2,3…..,13,14,B Please locate your Plate number if needing to order this part.
Indexable chipper plate – PT 500 – solid chipper plate PT 500-S – split chipper plate
Serial number – Please have this when ordering new plates or parts for head.
Cinch collars (optional) – PT 309 (LH and RH) , PT 309-SM (Small Cinch Collar)
Indexable 1/2 – PT 300 – 1/2″ Radius Plate designated by A (Left) and B (Right)
Heavy duty indexable carbide insert – 1/2″ tall x 9/16″ wide x 1/8″ thick x 2-sided Green and KD virgin lumber – PT 501 Knotty pine and frozen lumber – PT 501-L Wood with some nails – PT 501-N Wood with lots of nails – PT 501-NX *Most heads take 32 rectangles
Socket head cap screw – PT 511 : 1/4″-20 x 3/4″
PT 511-L : 1/4″-20 x 1″ (Optional)
Wedge Block
Round carbide insert – 1″ diameter x 5/16″ screw hole x 1/8″ thick

Green and KD virgin lumber – PT 301
Wood with some nails/frozen – PT 301-N
Wood with lots of nails – PT 301-NX

*Most heads take 8 rounds

Hex head screw – PT 311 : 5/16″ – 24 x 5/8″
PT 311-L : 5/16″ – 24 x 3/4″ (optional)
Carbide Shield – PT 310 – Hardened Washer to protect the round insert.