|Forum topic by Bagtown||posted 12-24-2011 02:06 AM||3722 views||0 times favorited||32 replies|
12-24-2011 02:06 AM
So I have a problem with my dado blade. It’s an 8” stacked Freud set.
I’ve used it before, as a matter of fact I was using it just a few days ago with no issues at all.
I set it up last night with all three chippers installed and noticed a deeper groove in the bottom of my cuts. Upon further investigation I discovered the chipper on the left end of the stack was cutting deeper than the rest of the stack. It was cutting perfectly just a few days ago. I used my height gauge and discovered that chipper was not on centre and was cutting higher on one end. At this time of year I still have a few presents to finish, so I figured I take that chipper out and just take two passe to get my width right. So. . . I took it apart, removed the left most chipper and reassembled with two chippers installed. And guess what? I got the narrower cut expected, but I still had the groove in the bottom of the cut in the same place! AAUUUGGHHH!!!! I don’t have time for this kind of nonsense this time of year. I have things to finish in the next 24 hours. What am I missing? Like I said it cut beautifully a couple of days ago. I’ve made sure no chipper teeth are in contact with each other or with either of the blades. This thing has worked flawlessly up until now. It’s not dull. It hasn’t been recently sharpened. It’s a 12 year old Craftsman table saw. I know I’ve read about people having problems with dado blades and Craftsman saws but it’s never been an issue.
Please help, this elf has things to finish soon.
-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta