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JNelson

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1628 days ago

I was about to pull the trigger on the Rockler sale on the 8” Oshlun dado blade kit for $60.00 but remembered someone saying some saws do not have the power for an 8”. The table saw in question is the Ridgid R4511 granite table saw. It supposed to have a 1&1/2 horsepower motor. Would I be better off with the 6” instead? I just hate to buy the 6” when the 8” is cheaper, but ultimately wan’t the one that will perform better. I only plan to use it for building shelves, built-ins, cabinets etc and don’t think I would ever need a cut that was deeper than 3/4”. Any input or opinions would be greatly appreciated


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Jeison

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#1 posted 1628 days ago

I’m pretty sure it can handle an 8”, but considering the sudden proliferation of 4511s due to the sale that I missed out on cries briefly in the corner I’m sure one of other lucky LJs that scored one cries a little more has some first hand experience

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dbhost

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#2 posted 1628 days ago

Not sure what the Rockler sale on the 8” model is, but I got my 6” Oshlun last year for $45.00 at Rockler… VERY happy with it…

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Jeison

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#3 posted 1628 days ago

Right now the 6” are $70, and the 8” are $60

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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cliffton

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#4 posted 1628 days ago

mine runs a 8” perfectly fine

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agartzke

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#5 posted 1628 days ago

I’ve been running 8” Freud with nearly a full stack at times. Worked just fine – go with the 8.

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knotscott

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#6 posted 1628 days ago

The 8” offers more cutting depth (and more teeth) ....the extra depth isn’t needed often, but if you ever use a sled, the extra depth would be handy. Your saw should spin the 8” fine.

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dmorgantx

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#7 posted 1628 days ago

What? Not enough power to power an 8” blade? Someone step in and correct me if I’m wrong but I would be SHOCKED. I’ve got a Delta contractor saw- probably also 1.5 hp. Very comparible machine I would think. No problems with 8” blades.

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a1Jim

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#8 posted 1628 days ago

Check the manual on your saw.

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cliffton

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#9 posted 1628 days ago

I checked my manual and it doesn’t say anything about what size to use, I have the same saw.

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JNelson

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#10 posted 1628 days ago

Thanks for all of the replies. I am going to get the 8”. Lots of good reviews, more teeth than the 6” on the chippers, and cheaper. I don’t see how I can go wrong. Cliffton, your review of the blade was what led me to looking at Oshlun! Did your saw fall under the arbor shaft recall? I just had mine done and they replaced the shaft so hopefully no flying dado blades will be in my future! Thanks again for all the feedback

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Sawkerf

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#11 posted 1627 days ago

I have an 8” Systi-Matic dado set that ran just fine on my old 1HP Craftsman TS, and even better on my 1.5HP Jet.

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cliffton

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#12 posted 1627 days ago

Nope mine wasn’t one of the recall ones, though when i fired it up and raised it through the ZCI I did stand to the side :D

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Routerisstillmyname

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#13 posted 1627 days ago

Go for 8”. I have the 3660 and has never had issue using full stack 3/4 dado. If you ever use a sled, you will need 8”. if not then 6” will do.

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