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lax
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dado blades

Now that I have a new 10" table saw, I need to buy dado blades.

 

Is one brand preferable over any other?

Stackable or adjustable?

6" or 8"?

 

Pros and cons please.

 

Larry

 

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messy35339
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Re: dado blades

More than you could possibly hope to know.

 

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messy35339
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Re: dado blades

I have the Freud in 6". Well worth the money and do a beautiful job.

One important question. Will you arbor accept a full stacked dado.?

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lax
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Re: dado blades


messy35339 wrote:

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Will you arbor accept a full stacked dado.?


I don't know.  I guess I'll have to read the manual when I get home from work.

Larry

 

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JL North GA
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Re: dado blades

To weigh in here.  For most applications, a 6" set is plenty.  An 8" set will allow you to go over 2" into a piece.  A 6" set will allow you to go over 1" into a piece.  How often would you need to go deeper than 1"?

 

My widest dadoes are typically on the order of 3/4" (for shelving).

 

 

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ynoT
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Re: dado blades

You may get more answers by posting in Tools forum.

 

I have an old adjustable one from Sears and serves me just fine.

 

Most folks today have stackable one.

 

Personaly, I think going for a 8" dado is waste of money.

The 6" version will serve you just fine and dandy.

 

They all are in about same price range.

If you have Freud blades and you like them, than most likely you will like their dado, too.

 

Tony

 

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Ted_in_Michigan
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Re: dado blades

I have used a number of dados and I prefer the stacked type. A number of them on the market are good, Freud, Forrest, Infinity are some that come to mind. I have the Infinity Dadonator and I really like it.

 

I agree with the other comments concerning 6" vs 8". Additions: if you plan to do stopped dados (say for fixed shelves in cabinets) then I'm thinking the 6" (with its smaller radius) might lessen the amount of required hand work a wee bit. Not a big thing. PLUS resharpening should be less expensive. Seems to me there's no real reason to go the extra expense. 

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darkknight1987
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Re: dado blades

I have both a Stacked and a Wobble Set, the Stacked is the 8" Infinity Dadonator which I use as my Primary Dado Head Cutter. I also have a Oldham 7" Wobble Type, but I use it mostly for rough work. I learned a clever trick from watching Norm Abram that you can do with a Wobbler. If you can only get one, then definitely go with a Stacked Set.

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It was Al B
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Re: dado blades

+1 on the 6". I'm happy with my 6" Freud anti kickback dado.

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Re: dado blades

+3 on the 6"stacked Freud...



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