LumberJocks

Dado blade

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by Mrowell posted 09-21-2015 09:47 PM 863 views 0 times favorited 17 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Mrowell's profile

Mrowell

65 posts in 606 days


09-21-2015 09:47 PM

Topic tags/keywords: dado blade table saw joinery stacked dado tools question

Hello all!!

I’m trying to gather some information on what a quality dado blade is that is not going to break in the bank . I’m thinking a 6” stack will be sufficient for my needs. Any suggestions?

-- Matt R


17 replies so far

View pintodeluxe's profile

pintodeluxe

4859 posts in 2280 days


#1 posted 09-21-2015 09:54 PM

I have come across situations that I was glad to have an 8” dado set. The old adage about needing a certain horsepower to run a bigger dado set is nonsense. If your saw can run a 6” dado, it will run an 8” dado.

Other than size, number of chipper teeth is important too. I use a Freud Diablo dado stack, but I hear the Infinity set cuts very nicely.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

View AandCstyle's profile

AandCstyle

2575 posts in 1723 days


#2 posted 09-21-2015 09:59 PM

Matt, I have a 6” Freud set and have never wished for more. How deep do you want/need your dadoes to be?

-- Art

View rwe2156's profile

rwe2156

2198 posts in 947 days


#3 posted 09-21-2015 09:59 PM

I have an older Freud 8” dado set has been resharpened twice over the years.
Works well for me.

The only reason I would go for 6” is if the saw has a lower HP motor.

Google reviews.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

View Mrowell's profile

Mrowell

65 posts in 606 days


#4 posted 09-21-2015 10:08 PM

Thanks guys! Typically I don’t need more than 1/2-3/4” dados. I’ll have a 3hp saw to run it off so I don’t think power is going to be an issue but budget is. I’m expecting my first child in 8 weeks so budgets is tighter than normal, but I still want to get decent quality.

-- Matt R

View knotscott's profile

knotscott

7223 posts in 2842 days


#5 posted 09-22-2015 12:07 AM

There’s not much below $90 that’s really worth spending money on. The best bang for the buck I know of is the DeWalt/Delta 7670 for ~ $120. There’s a Craftsman version of the same set that goes on sale for around $90. It doesn’t come in a 6” version, but is the cleanest cutting of any set I know of near the $100 mark. Great case, great shim stock too.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

View waho6o9's profile

waho6o9

7179 posts in 2043 days


#6 posted 09-22-2015 01:40 AM

View BurlyBob's profile

BurlyBob

3695 posts in 1732 days


#7 posted 09-22-2015 02:30 AM

I stumbled across a deal where the Forester 8” Dado set was on sale. I probably should not have bought it. But I told my wife it was on sale and it’s a bargain. Hell, she’s always pulling nonsense on me, why can’t I. Yeah, it didn’t go down as well as I thought it would. Nonetheless, it’s a really outstanding Dado set.

View 49er's profile

49er

130 posts in 1071 days


#8 posted 09-22-2015 02:35 AM

I have a Freud 8 inch and noticed when doing box joints the bottom of the cut is not flat. Does anyone else have this problem?

-- Correlation is not causation but I did loose my Doctor !!!

View BurlyBob's profile

BurlyBob

3695 posts in 1732 days


#9 posted 09-22-2015 03:21 AM

Yeah, My forester has a point at the outside corner for each cut.

View Fred Hargis's profile

Fred Hargis

3949 posts in 1960 days


#10 posted 09-22-2015 12:02 PM

Those “Devil’s ears” are a common complaint on just about all the sets. They do serve a purpose, the higher tips provide a smoother cut on the outside edges of the groove/dado at the surface when cutting cross-grain. The box joint sets don’t have that tip, but they are always (or almost always) cutting on end grain.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

View 49er's profile

49er

130 posts in 1071 days


#11 posted 09-22-2015 01:37 PM

Fred, do you know if the blade can be sharpened to lower the “tips” to change this?
Thanks Brian

-- Correlation is not causation but I did loose my Doctor !!!

View Fred Hargis's profile

Fred Hargis

3949 posts in 1960 days


#12 posted 09-22-2015 01:46 PM

I have no idea. I’m sure you might find a sharpener somewhere who would do it, but I’ve never heard of it.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

View dschlic1's profile

dschlic1

331 posts in 1436 days


#13 posted 09-22-2015 05:07 PM

Tongue in cheek I have a Harbor Freight 42 tooth dado set which I get excellent results from. You experience may vary.

View Kelly's profile

Kelly

1114 posts in 2410 days


#14 posted 09-22-2015 05:35 PM

I can always use heights less what a 8” dado stack can provide, but I cannot use more of a 6” stack than is available.

Tenons are a good example of when you might want more height. As it is, I always turn to making three cuts with a standard blade.

View Shane's profile

Shane

294 posts in 1277 days


#15 posted 09-22-2015 07:18 PM

I have this set and I really like it


http://www.carbideprocessors.com/dado-set-6-x-30t-5t-chippers-oshlun-sds-0630/

Around 70.00 and it s a good set.

- waho6o9


showing 1 through 15 of 17 replies

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com