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Forum topic by TMcG posted 04-01-2010 03:01 AM 912 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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TMcG

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04-01-2010 03:01 AM

Evening all,

I purchased the Oshlun 6” Daddo set and it works great, nice clean cuts etc.., at least from my novice perspective.

The one thing I have noticed though is that when I set the daddo for a 3/4” cut as per the manual, it’s about a 1/16” of an inch shy of that width.

So at 3/4 a t-track doesn’t fit but at 25/32 it’s a very nice snug fit.

Am I missing something ? Doing something wrong ?

Thanks in advance

-- http://wood.mcgivern.org


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Michael Murphy

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#1 posted 04-01-2010 03:13 AM

That’s a wobble dado? They are not precisely calibrated. I used to use a Frued wobbler and when I got a good fit on something I would mark it by scratching it into the edge so I could duplicate the width.

-- Michael Murphy, Woodland, CA.

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TMcG

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#2 posted 04-01-2010 03:23 AM

No, it’s the stacked version.

This one

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Mikeyf56

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#3 posted 04-01-2010 03:43 AM

T, did your dado set come with any shims?

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#4 posted 04-01-2010 04:04 AM

Just the way you said you “set” it, it did not sound like a stack. Wobble dadoes, or at least mine did< have a dial that shows increments like a ruler. I figured that’s what you meant by you “set” it.

Cut some shims out of various thickness materials. Paper, cardboard(not corrugated), masonite, acetate film, whatever is not compressible. To get it the thickness you want, put them between the chippers when you are stacking the blades. Keep track of what works.

-- Michael Murphy, Woodland, CA.

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#5 posted 04-01-2010 04:09 AM

I agree with everyone that you will need some shims to make the dado just a bit wider than the stock going into the dado. You can buy the shims too if you want. Forrest has them.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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TMcG

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#6 posted 04-01-2010 04:11 AM

Michael, yeah, sorry bout that, newbie vernacular gap :-)

Mikey, Yes it did though I figured they were for slightly bigger cuts than the “defined” widths, guess not huh ?

So simple as that huh ?

Snowy, I’m a displaced Australian, are you aware of the Snowy River myth/legend/story ?

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#7 posted 04-01-2010 04:42 AM

Do yourself a favor and get some of the magnetic shims.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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