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Forum topic by John146 posted 04-24-2017 05:43 PM 733 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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John146

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04-24-2017 05:43 PM

I was browsing for a dado stack on ebay and I found a great deal on a new SD-606 dado set. I got it almost immediately (after explaining to my wife that this normally sells for double the price) got it. I was looking for cheaper ones, but it seems all the cheaper ones don’t cut flat bottoms.

However, I just did some research and discovered that the dado set is too wide for my TS-3650 saw, and that the most I’d be able to cut is 9/16 (according to some reports).

Because I initially was on the fence about buying a dado set to begin with, and because I’ve used my router in the past for this purpose (I even have the router table extension, so I guess as long as I have the right-sized width bit, I can even use the TS fence and set that as a guide for my router. If I need to combine widths in order to make a dado, I may as well do multiple passes with a 1/2” or 1/4” blade (and not spend the extra money on this dado set, however good a deal it may be).

How wide a dado would I be able to cut with this stack on my saw, and is there any benefit to keeping this set otherwise? Does anyone have experience of using this saw and this set together?

I’ve already ordered it, so it’s a matter of trying to cancel it and/or resell it, or just keeping it.

-- John 14:6


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#1 posted 04-24-2017 07:15 PM

According to the manual for that saw, you can use up to 13/16” stack. I did see some reviews that said on older models there was a different arbor (pre-2004) and you have to remove the arbor flange washer for wider stacks. Just measure the length of arbor you have available and that will tell you how wide a stack you can use.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#2 posted 04-24-2017 07:17 PM

I have gone 3/4” on my TS3650 many times. Just make sure there is enough nut left to tighten it down to the arbor.

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#3 posted 04-24-2017 08:29 PM


According to the manual for that saw, you can use up to 13/16” stack. I did see some reviews that said on older models there was a different arbor (pre-2004) and you have to remove the arbor flange washer for wider stacks. Just measure the length of arbor you have available and that will tell you how wide a stack you can use.

- HokieKen

The arbor itself seems to be 1-1/8”, but the last thread seems to end at at 1-1/16”.

From what I understand about this specific dado set, is that because it also contains a dial mechanism, it requires a longer arbor than a traditional dado set.

-- John 14:6

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#4 posted 04-24-2017 10:04 PM

So I went and cancelled the order. No problems – a shame really. If someone else wants it, be on the lookout for a $130 new SD-606 set on ebay!

-- John 14:6

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