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Review by RWR posted 2173 days ago 8816 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I purchased this dado set to help build a free standing router station. Had to make many dado’s and
rabbets. I knew my old Sear’s steel set was not up to the task, especially on expensive cabinet grade
birch plywood. So after reviewing several sets and finding this set on sale at Amazon it was a no brainer for
me.
This set gives very flat bottoms and zero chipout on the 3/4” and 1/2” plywood that I was using. It also
has the 1/16” and 3/32” chippers to compensate for plywood that is seldom ever 3/4” anymore (mine included). I don’t pretend to have a great deal of knowledge on dado sets since I was moving up from
a cheap Sears set. I would definately reccomend this dado set and would certainly buy it again if ever
it became necessary.

-- Wayne




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teenagewoodworker

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#1 posted 2173 days ago

cool. i have a cmt 8” too and i love it! its amazing.

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DaveH

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#2 posted 2173 days ago

I have a grizzly set and have been happy so far.

-- DaveH - Boise, Idaho - “How hard can it be? It's only wood!”

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#3 posted 2172 days ago

Actually, I have the 8” Sears carbide tipped dado set and use it all the time with no complaints.

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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spaids

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#4 posted 2172 days ago

I have the Freud 8” Pro Dado Set. It was $100. Its just ok. If you were planing on cutting anything with it that would be visible then you would have to go through your groves with a shoulder plane or something because it definitely leaves scratch lines from the not so flat ground teeth. It comes with several shims so you can get within a 64th so thats cool.

-- Wipe the blood stains from your blade before coming in.--

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Chris

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#5 posted 2169 days ago

I did not have the same poor experience with the dado pro set. I get spotless dado’s with it….

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#6 posted 2169 days ago

I have the SD508 Freud set and maybe that extra $70+ makes the difference. It works great!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Chris

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#7 posted 2169 days ago

That’s what I get for not paying attention… Let me restate my comment: I have the CMT Dado Pro set and it gives spotless performance… NOT the Freud Dado Pro

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#8 posted 2168 days ago

My TS is 30mm bore. I there any Dado Cutter retailer/supplier in US that having “reboring” service?
I’ve made on-line dado cutter retailers’ search in UK.., the price ….ouch!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#9 posted 2168 days ago

Woodworm,

You might try Ridge Carbide Tools, they make their own sawblades and might be willing to make
you a sawblade with a 30mm bore. Good luck.

http://www.ridgecarbidetool.com/

-- Wayne

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#10 posted 2166 days ago

Thank you for the link Wayne.
Waiting for reply from them if they have boring service.
Take care and work safe.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#11 posted 2166 days ago

You might try Forest they might punch it out for you.

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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woodworm

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#12 posted 2166 days ago

Thanks sIke,
I’ve checked it in their website. They do have dado set boring service. 30mm bore with fedler pin holes for $80 and 1” for $35. Saves me a lot than buy direct from the manufacturer of my TS.

Thanks.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Grumpy

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#13 posted 2165 days ago

I have a CMT set & am happy with it.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#14 posted 2164 days ago

I’ve got a CMT 8” dado set and I love it too. BUT, as a card carrying tool junkie, I’ve had my eye on that adjustable Freud model… she sure looks purty….

Always,
J.C.

-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#15 posted 2164 days ago

Jcees,

I guess I will have to wait awhile to buy any more “tool stuff” since I just bought the CMT and
a 14” Rikon bandsaw. Is the Frued set the one with the adjustible ring where you don’t have
have to take off the blade to adjust width, etc. ??

Wayne

-- Wayne

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