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Oshlun 8" stacked dado review

Oshlun 8" stacked dado review

02-10-2010 03:05 AM by cliffton | 26 comments »

Let me preface this review with the only other dado i have used was a very old sears “wobble” dado that i used once and refused to put back on my saw. I bought this last week as rockler had it on sale for 59$ and all the reviews I saw of the 6” set said it was a good buy. Its a stacked set with full blade chippers which i like better than the wing chippers. I used it on a scrap piece of pine and had no tear out and flat bottoms. The cutter blades are made so that they pu...

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The King of Dado Blades

The King of Dado Blades

12-30-2009 05:03 AM by bunkie | 20 comments »

I’ve been a long-time owner of the thin-kerf Woodworker II blade. That blade changed how I worked. This year I had it sharpened by Forrest and I have been very pleased with the result. In that time, I have gone through two other stacked dado sets. The first was a 6” non-carbide set that cost about $50. It was awful. A few years ago I bought what I thought would be a good compromise between cost and functionality, a Freud 8” set. This was a big improvement. I still got tea...

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A Solid General Purpose Workhorse At An Affordable Price

A Solid General Purpose Workhorse At An Affordable Price

11-24-2009 10:45 AM by knotscott | 7 comments »

This is a very good blade at a fair price (~ $42). Freud’s Industrial series (denoted by an “L” in the prefix) offers a step up from their entry level Diablo and former TK/Avanti series. The larger teeth are C4 micrograin carbide and are very sharp. They feature an alternating top bevel grind (ATB) and a fairly steep 15 degree hook angle that helps it rip reasonably well. The blade has anti-vibration slots and a Permashield coating. I bought the LU86 as a back up to my Fo...

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New table saw and CMS  blades at Busy Bee - Canada Blue Torando.

New table saw and CMS blades at Busy Bee - Canada Blue Torando.

11-12-2009 11:33 PM by Bob #2 | 8 comments »

A pleasant surprise at a very decent price at Busy Bee Tools.I have been thinking about a new general purpose blade for a couple of months and spotted this one at the trade show here about a week ago.The blade and teeth are reportedly from German technology and fabricated in China.I noticed right away that the carbide tips were longer and seemed marginally thicker than most thin kerf blades I had been looking at. I must measure my old one.They have an anti vibration laser kerf in the body...

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Another Screaming Bargain of a Saw Blade

Another Screaming Bargain of a Saw Blade

11-06-2009 12:52 AM by knotscott | 21 comments »

This review is as much a deal alert as it is a testimonial. This deal has been on Ebay for several weeks now from Cripe Distribution, and I’m amazed people haven’t scarfed these up like free champagne. If you’re not familiar with it, the Delta 35-7657 was originally the DeWalt DW7657 40T ATB general purpose blade….the same blade that Wood Mag rated favorably against the Forrest WWII a few years back when it was considered a good bargain at $50. It appears to be the sa...

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PREMIER FUSION FREUD

PREMIER FUSION FREUD

11-04-2009 09:02 PM by doyoulikegumwood | 10 comments »

well here goes the story i own 2 WWII’s i my spare was off being sharpened and i was doing some cross cutting on a TS (i have the sliding miter table on my uni saw) well i messed up when putting the the rail onto the table and was feeding a panel into the saw and ding ran my blade into the aluminum. long story short here i am with out a decent blade in the middle of project. off to rockler i go so i have Mindy get me out a brand spankin new WWII out of the case and i start grip...

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You get what you pay for?....Maybe less

You get what you pay for?....Maybe less

10-25-2009 09:12 PM by Routerisstillmyname | 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 ear...

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Glue Line Rip !

Glue Line Rip !

10-20-2009 02:16 AM by Routerisstillmyname | 30 comments »

When Freud claims that this blade will give you flawless rips and glue joints, they are not boasting.I purchased this blade few months back but never got around using it until this week when I got tired cleaning the mess my jointer was making.Long story short, this put my jointer to shame. The cut is so smooth; you may have to scuff it up a bit before gluing.Well, I’m not the least bit surprised, Freud makes some of the longest lasting and sharpest router bits and saw blades around. it&...

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Save Your Money

Save Your Money

10-13-2009 11:17 PM by cstrang | 8 comments »

I bought these blades as a set about a year ago now, however they did not last that long in my saw, they stayed in my miter saw and table saw for about a week and then they found a new home on my blade rack only to be taken down for the odd occasion when I build a deck. I paid about $40.00 for this two-pack of blades and they aren’t even worth that in my mind, but I was looking for a good deal and this popped right up. I find that the yellow strip makes more friction than anything else and it...

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To Dado or Not to Dado? What a question!

To Dado or Not to Dado? What a question!

10-06-2009 07:47 AM by nmkidd | 19 comments »

The Oshlun SDS-0630 6” Stacked Dado Blade Set is the first dado blades I have owned. The set fits on a 5/8” diameter arbor and features the following: 2 – outside blades, 1/8” by 30 tooth (5 groups of 6)6 – full body 5 tooth chippers comprised of 4 ea 1/8”, 1 ea 1/16” and 1 ea 3/32” 8 – brass shims in pairs ranging from .005” to .020” in 005” incrementsThe set will expand from 1/4” to 29/32” All the teeth a...

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