|Review by Routerisstillmyname||posted 10-25-2009 09:12 PM||3118 views||0 times favorited||14 comments|
I purchased these early this year. My decision was based on somewhat good reviews and mostly price. Based on the amount of usage that the dado set would see, I didn’t want to spend 200 on the Freud SD508 set which is what I had in mind in the first place.
I also skipped over the Oshlun SDS-0842 set due to noticeable bat ears claims and reviews.
So today I had a chance to put this set to test after making a zero clearance insert for this set.
Well, I’ll make it short. Clean bottom and no bat ears. That’s about it as far as positive.
The rest, well I measured each blades thickness and every one is off slightly. Enough to have you waste a lot of time guessing, cutting, testing and measuring. Also the sharpness is nowhere near the Freud blades ( accepted for this price range). After just a little use, I noticed some blow outs.
Freud blades just slice through like butter no matter what you through at them. If I had to do it again, even in low usage situation, the 100 I saved wasn’t worth the aggravation and screwed up job. I only wish I had tested them sooner so I could send them back to grizzly. My loss and hopefully your gain after reading this.
-- Router è ancora il mio nome.