|Review by JasonWagner||posted 08-14-2011 10:26 PM||3108 views||3 times favorited||10 comments|
I bought this “Oshlun 8 dado stack after watching it on Amazon for more than a year. Usually I’m not really cheap but I knew the price would drop eventually. I got it for $55.93 in 04/10 with free shipping and no tax. That’s a lot of C4 carbide for the price. I have two Forrest WWII blades and used to have a Freud 6” dado stack for a contractor saw. This blade set is awesome for the money.
This blade stack will give very small “bat wings” in the bottom of the cut. I have not found this to be an issue and appreciate the clean edges because of the design.
I don’t use dados much but when you need it, you need it. I just made a “story stick” of the width of the blade stack. I have been wanting to do this for quite some time. After about an hour and a half of switching blades out I’m finished and have a good start to guess on future dados.
This set comes with a 1/16” and a 3/32” blade to compensate for undersized plywood. I have not done enough as a hobbiest to say how useful this is but it allows 20 blade combinations from 1/4” to 29/32” without shims. On Amazon people complain about the box, I really wasn’t expecting a nice carrying case. I don’t travel with my dado set anyway so I use a simple blade rack shown in the last picture. Pictures taken with an iPhone so not up to standard quality. After making all those dado troughs I wasn’t in the mood for the DSLR and tripod!
-- some day I hope to have enough clamps to need a clamp cart!