|Forum topic by rlrjr||posted 07-06-2011 04:27 PM||6470 views||1 time favorited||3 replies|
07-06-2011 04:27 PM
Good morning all;
I just bought the Diablo Stacked Dado Set and I’m going to feel a lot better about this if someone who has experience with stacking these blades explains the procedure.
I’ve put the left outside blade onto the arbor first with the rotation in the right direction.
Then I put one of the chippers on next. The instructions said to place it so that it rests between “the two spaces”. I’ve placed the blade so that the teeth are between the teeth on the left outside blade. Teeth placed in the right direction. (There seems to be a protrusion on the chipper blade that stops it from rotating around on the arbor and striking the teeth on the left outside blade.)
Then I placed another chipper blade next to the previous chipper blade and rotated it 90 degrees (by eye) to the other chipper blade. (These two chipper blades do not have any protrusions and when loose could rotate and strike the teeth on the other chipper blade.)
Then I put on the right outside blade, then the washer and then the nut. The nut, when tightened fully, has the arbor protruding outside about 1/16”—- 1/8”.
According to the chart that came with the blades this should provide a 1/2” cut. I have not installed any spacers in this setup.
Does this sound like the correct way to position the blades to each other? Also, this is an 8” blade set, whereas the other blades I have are 10” blades. The saw is a Rigid TS3650. Some research on the web indicated that 8” blades are correct because they contain less steel and therefore less drag on the motor to keep them spinning at the appropriate RPM’s.
I have a spare, new throat plate. Do I cut the opening in the same manner as you would do with a single 10” blade? (Placing a piece of wood over the blades, clamping them down and then slowly raising the dado set to cut the opening?)
I’m not plugging the saw in or turning it on until I hear a response from someone.
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