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#1 posted 09-12-2012 07:05 PM

I have the Freud 8” stacked dado set, and I get some marks when cutting tenons wider than the width of the dado, due to the slight bat-ear cut on the outside of the outer blades and having to make multiple passes, but my chippers leave pretty even bottom. Every once in a while I will see some variation, but not on the order of 1/32 to 1/16 like you’re seeing.

I would ask if your chippers had been sharpened, but it looks like you bought the set new. Do they fit, without any play, on the arbor? If you know somebody with a dado set that does not have the same issues as you, you could swap sets and each do a test cut, that might tell you if there is an issue with your saw.

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