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eddie

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835 days ago

i am going to buy some dados blades for my 10 jet table saw . being new i looked at many and found that i guess you could spend as much on a set as you want but i want a good set but not sure which would be the best value there are so many do you uall with a little more experiences on them could tell me which way to go.just want to make some 1/4 and 3/4 ’’ ones mostly been using the router but those bits are getting used to much and maybe the dado blades would last longer?

-- Jesus Is Alright with me


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gubawatts

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#1 posted 835 days ago

I recently purchased an Onsrud set on eBay for less than $50. I’ve been quite impressed with it so far.

Mark

-- "You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” ― Mae West

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eddie

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#2 posted 835 days ago

thanxs mark i’ll check em out

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Fred Hargis

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#3 posted 835 days ago

The dado blades will last longer. Over the years almost every dado blade tool review I’ve read shows the Freud SD 20X (where X= 6 or 8, depending on size) as a best buy. They normally run about $100 for the set. The top tool is almost always the Forrest Dado King, usually followed by the Freud SD 50X set. I’m told another very good top set is the Infinity Dadonator. In the less expensive sets, I’ve also read good comments about the mentioned Onsrud set, and one by Dewalt.

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#4 posted 835 days ago

I have a 6”and an 8” from Integrity. Best ones I have ever used. bob

-- Bob www.bobkloes.com

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thebicyclecafe

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#5 posted 835 days ago

Oshlun 8” Dado 42T- this is a great deal for a set with high tooth count chippers. Leaves a perfectly flat bottom, much better than the Freud SD-208, at a lower price. You could also go with a 6 inch Oshlun, but I haven’t used one before.

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knotscott

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#6 posted 835 days ago

The best set I’ve used is the Infinity Dadonator performance, ~ $200. Best values right now IMO is the Delta/DeWalt 7670 set…one sale from Cripe for ~$86 shipped.

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CharlieM1958

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#7 posted 835 days ago

I have the “6 Oshlun set, and it has worked beautifully for me.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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bondogaposis

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#8 posted 835 days ago

The Oshlun set is probably the best value for the money, I have the 8” and it works great.

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eddie

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#9 posted 835 days ago

thanks uall , l’ll check all the above out sounds like the oshlum is the one. thanks for the info

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#10 posted 834 days ago

I bought the delta 7670 as per scott’s recommendation and it’s great. Very nice case and the dado set is good quality. I was originally going for the oshlun too, but decided on the delta based on the nicer case (the oshlun is cardboard) and comparative results posted on woodnet. The delta had a cleaner cut than the oshlun. Worth the extra $20 IMHO.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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Rick Dennington

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#11 posted 834 days ago

I’ve got 3 dado sets….a 6” Delta I’ve had for 22 years, 2 sets of 8” Freuds…..all good dados….The 6” Deltas are not carbide tipped, but they cut a clean bottom….Don’t think Delta made dados with carbide tips back then…..I built boxes to keep them in…...I keep one set rigged up in my old Craftdman saw for dados and rabbits only, and that leaves the Unisaw open for whatever…..

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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#12 posted 834 days ago

I just bought a new dado set. I had bought a cheap set at the BORG about two years ago. I think it was a Mibro brand or something like that. I was using it 2 weeks ago and when I looked at the chippers some of the teeth had broken in half and chipped. So I said the heck with that and ditched that piece of garbage. I went to my local saw dealer and they had the Amana Prestige 8” dado set and I liked the 4 tooth chippers and the blade is sharp as all heck. I bought it for $200 and I have been extremely impressed with it.

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eddie

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#13 posted 834 days ago

thanxs for the info i put a bid on a delta 7670 going to see how that goes if not may try the Oshlun i,ll check on the carbide tips rick thanks the delta and ushlun both had good reviews . really would like one of those good one but its just not in my budget yet.

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knotscott

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#14 posted 834 days ago

Eddie – In case you’re interested, here are pics taken of cuts in plywood with the Oshlun and the Delta/DeWalt 7670 set by a member of Woodnet.

Oshlun:

7670:

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#15 posted 834 days ago

that 7670 looks like a much cleaner cut, thanxs knotscott

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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