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Joel_B

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08-07-2017 10:53 PM

Is there a 6 inch dado blade that will work on an old Craftsman 10” TS?
Looking for something that is adjustable in small increments to any width like to fit plywood that is never a standard dimension. So far I have seen Forrest, Freud and Olshun some say can be adjusted to 1/32”.
I read that arbor length can be a problem.

-- Joel, Encinitas, CA


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Loren

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#1 posted 08-07-2017 11:06 PM

A “wobble dado” doesn’t make a flat bottom
but it can be adjusted to fine width increments
easily and without shims. Dado bottoms can
be flattened with a dado clean-out router
bit if required.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Delta-6-Micro-Set-Adjustable-Dado-Blade-34-959-Table-Saw-USA-/272791923038?hash=item3f83aa695e:g:tFQAAOSw3yVZe5yu

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#2 posted 08-07-2017 11:06 PM

Is there a 6 inch dado blade that will work on an old Craftsman 10” TS?
Looking for something that is adjustable in small increments to any width like to fit plywood that is never a standard dimension. So far I have seen Forrest, Freud and Olshun some say can be adjusted to 1/32”.
I read that arbor length can be a problem.
- Joel_B

Here is a 7” one… think they made a 6” as well but not sure:

Whoops… guess Loren found a 6” one :)

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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Joel_B

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#3 posted 08-08-2017 12:38 AM

I found they make “undersized” router bits to make dados that fit plywood so will probably go that route.
I probably need a better table saw to make a dado blade worthwhile.

-- Joel, Encinitas, CA

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bandit571

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#4 posted 08-08-2017 12:53 AM

Craftsman USED to sell stackable 6” dado sets….I used those on the #113. saw I had for a long time. Vermont American also sold almost the same set, but with more chippers. Non-carbide blades, though.

You could add shims to work UP to the width needed for plywood..both sets had shims with the set. ran that 113 for almost 20 years, about wore out both dado sets. No issues.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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sawdustdad

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#5 posted 08-08-2017 01:25 AM

I’ve almost exclusively changed to the router table to cut dadoes. There are bits for plywood—23/32, 11/32, 6mm, etc.
Advantages are the ability to do stopped dadoes and the flat bottoms. My router table is a lift in my TS extension, so I have large infeed and outfeed capability.

-- Murphy's Carpentry Corollary #3: Half of all boards cut to a specific length will be too short.

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#6 posted 08-08-2017 03:00 PM



Is there a 6 inch dado blade that will work on an old Craftsman 10” TS?
Looking for something that is adjustable in small increments to any width like to fit plywood that is never a standard dimension. So far I have seen Forrest, Freud and Olshun some say can be adjusted to 1/32”.
I read that arbor length can be a problem.

- Joel_B

Any specific reason you are looking for a 6”? I have a Craftsman 113.29410 series from the 90’s and have a Vermont American set which I used for ever but it never left a flat bottom. I changed over to a Freud 8” SD308 set and it’s golden! Saw never bogs and no chip out. I can cut a tight 23/32 (3/4” Plywood thickness) dado with the provided blade stack without shims. Fits the arbor length with the Arbor Collar Washer (to go bigger I have to remove the Washer). Freud is my recommendation.

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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