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01-05-2010 09:41 PM

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I have a $100.00 HD gift card courtesy of my cable company. Now the question is what to get. The 2 things I have in mind are a Dado blade or a Keg jig. I am looking at the Freud dado set that HD Caries (sorry don’t know the model # off hand.) that sells for $99. Or the Kreg jig set that they also have for $99.00.

I have a single hole Kreg jig and a double hole hand held wolfcraft set, but the bench mounted system looks much faster, but what I have works and I do not have a dado blade set.

Let me know what you think would be the best, also I am going to the wood show in Febuary and was wondering if there are any good deals on either of these things and I should wait until then for it.


-- Alex

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#1 posted 01-05-2010 09:54 PM

I’d go for the new capability. That’s the entry level Freud dado set …I think HD carries the Diablo DD208 version, same as their SD208, or possibly a get new Ridgid Titanium saw blade or two if you don’t have a decent blade. Better yet…get both!

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#2 posted 01-05-2010 10:39 PM

you could always get one really crappy piece of maple

-- M.K.

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#3 posted 01-06-2010 12:07 AM

well, I’d get the ridgid oscilating sander… you’re going to have to borrow some money from your wife as it’s $200.

-- There is a fine line between eroticism and nausea...

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#4 posted 01-06-2010 12:58 AM

Go for the 2 hole Kreg jig! It is the nuts for making frames!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 01-06-2010 02:56 AM

$100 free money to spend…...... you need to think this through. The dado set or the Kreg jig sounds nice, but think about all the other things you could stock up on….... sandpaper, glue, clamps…...... etc. Either way, I’m sure you’ll make the best decision for yourself. If any of us LJs offer suguestions, we’re actually telling you what “we” would spend the money on, if we had it. Good luck.

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#6 posted 01-06-2010 03:11 AM

I like the idea of filling a gap in what you don’t have by getting a dado blade set. I had the Freud Diablo set and found it satisfactory. Take a 10% off coupon with you!

-- some day I hope to have enough clamps to need a clamp cart!

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#7 posted 01-06-2010 04:51 AM

I want to know what cable company you subscribe to because mine sure doesn’t give away $100.00 gift cards; especially to HD, and I need a new angle grinder…Dang It!!!!

-- Joe Truehart - The Craftsmans Woodshop

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#8 posted 01-06-2010 04:58 AM

I like the idea of getting the sander… i’ve been eyeballing that thing for months, and it gets excellent reviews.

-- San Diego, CA

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#9 posted 01-06-2010 06:58 AM

My vote… new capabilities, make life in your shop a little easier with a new toy. My wife hates it when I say toys, but man toys (tools) are what we look forward to after you turn 50. LOL…. Good luck…...

-- My "Bench Dog"... her name is Sugie.

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#10 posted 01-06-2010 07:01 AM

You can never have too many clamps!

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

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#11 posted 01-06-2010 05:25 PM

I am leaning tward the dado blade right now, new capabilites dose make the most sense when I think about it. The sander is a great idea and is high on my list but I am looking to buy that reconditioned as I have done with my Ridgid table saw and planer, and right now I think that the dado blade or pocket hole jig would be most useful as I am planning to build cabinets and a miter saw bench for my shop.

-- Alex

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#12 posted 01-06-2010 08:06 PM

I have all those things they all mentioned so my only suggestion sense I got $75.00 HD card for Christmas is that you could send me your card and you would be free of all those troublesome decisions. LOL

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#13 posted 01-06-2010 10:31 PM

Dudley: the problem is more toys on the toy list than the money covers. LOL

-- Alex

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#14 posted 01-07-2010 12:20 AM

upgrade with clamps n minor things 100$ cant buy nothing lol

-- M.K.

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#15 posted 01-07-2010 05:40 AM

I have both and seem to use the kreg jig a lot more. I’ve got the master system with the dust collection and all. It’s pretty slick.

-- Brian

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