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#1 posted 05-02-2012 12:14 AM

You probably got your answer, but I kinda got confused with the actual question. Home from work so my attention level is lacking. My apoliogies. If the question is where to set the teeth relative to each other my comment is the teeth on the chipper blades should never line up with each other o with the inside and outside blades, across the dado set. Stagger the teeth a little apart from each other always. This may take a minute or two, but that is how a standard dado set (not a wobble set) is designed to use. Those large spaces between the teeth of the inner and outer blades is exactly where you want the chipper teeth to be. And if you only use the inside and outside blades, then one set of teeth will go in the space of the other. If the question is what is the best place to set the teeth in case there is slippage and one tooth may hit another. my comment is the arbor nut is reverse threaded so it tightens up fast. There should be no slippage, else, Freud, Forrest, Oshan, even Craftsman would have installed a system of slots and tabs long ago to keep the chipper blades where you put them. Notice that the blades are not polished shiny. They are milled a little rough to produce friction between the blades. I’ve never had a set to slip, that I noticed, ever. That’s my $0.02.

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