In giving this matter great thought, the case of Bottigliere v James
Joe B. considers them essential for figured wood
Charlie J. considers them for weenies
having conducted extensive research, and also looking at my own jointer,
I MUST THEREFORE CONCLUDE
Joe B. is right. I mean, I have a Byrd cutterhead in my jointer, it’s terrific for figured wood and it’s easy to change blades, if and when I have to, considering how long carbide can last). And once I saw Marc Adams changed his blades to Byrds, I figured (pun so intended you better groan now) I should do it to. So I changed the cutterhead.
Toothed planes, whether hand powered, in a hand plane, or powered, in a jointer and planer, have definite places in woodworking. And to say otherwise is simply, well, disagreeing with, um, somebody.