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03-30-2012 04:32 AM

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?

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#1 posted 03-30-2012 04:39 AM

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


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#2 posted 03-30-2012 04:51 AM

thanxs mark i’ll check em out

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#3 posted 03-30-2012 11:16 AM

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 03-30-2012 02:23 PM

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

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#5 posted 03-30-2012 02:31 PM

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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#6 posted 03-30-2012 03:11 PM

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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#7 posted 03-30-2012 03:53 PM

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

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#8 posted 03-30-2012 04:15 PM

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

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#9 posted 03-30-2012 06:20 PM

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 03-31-2012 02:17 AM

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.

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#11 posted 03-31-2012 02:38 AM

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…..

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#12 posted 03-31-2012 03:06 AM

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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#13 posted 03-31-2012 03:11 AM

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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#14 posted 03-31-2012 03:58 AM

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.



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#15 posted 03-31-2012 04:13 AM

that 7670 looks like a much cleaner cut, thanxs knotscott

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