R4510 Tablesaw and 8" Dado blade.

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Forum topic by misterbig posted 08-09-2015 10:39 PM 728 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-09-2015 10:39 PM

I just found a steal of a deal today at a garage sale a brand new Freud 8” dado set for $10.00. The people selling it said that they found it in the garage shelving when they bought their house. I was so excited as I was wanting to purchase one for the longest time. Reading the manual that came with the saw it said that it will only accept a 6” dado. The blade fits as I put it on just haven’t fired it up. Anyone out there using a 8” dado on this saw?

Why would they say only six inch? The only reason that I can think of is if the riving knife lock is in the down position it will hit. But since you don’t use a riving knife then leaving it up in the open position is fine.

What is your thoughts?


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#1 posted 08-09-2015 10:46 PM

8” creates more rotational torque than the saw can handle. You risk screwing up the arbor on your saw.

If you have a local woodworking club, I’m guessing you’ll find someone to trade with you in no time at all.

-- Tar Heelz, Durham, NC USA

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#2 posted 08-09-2015 10:54 PM

You have a direct drive universal motor in that saw, which is not designed to handle larger blades. You can probably get away with using it for a limited time, but eventually, it will tear up your motor.


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#3 posted 08-10-2015 01:46 AM

Don’t those universal motor saws run at a higher RPM than induction motor saws.
That would be a major reason to limit the diameter.
Still comes down to the potential torque load of course because the dado blade is heavier than a normal blade.

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