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Forum topic by Mark Shultz posted 04-30-2012 03:42 AM 2008 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Mark Shultz

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04-30-2012 03:42 AM

i bought a dado set used from a contractor. 3 of the spacer blades were waxed so i figured in good condition. when i took the wax off, the cutter tip (on top) was shorter than the opposing side (on bottom) – see picture. am i suppose to file down the bottom side? could it be that the tips were replaced an put on too short/low?


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#1 posted 04-30-2012 04:01 AM

Don’t know what you bought, but I THINK the side opposing the cutter is there to limit the bite it can take to preventkick back. Any filing you do will sure unbalance the setting making for a VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. If it runs smoothly, leave it alone. If it doesn’t, get rid of it.

Steve

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#2 posted 04-30-2012 04:34 AM

Set it up and run a dado. If the bottom isn’t too rough, you’re ok.

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#3 posted 04-30-2012 11:06 AM

Thanks guys. I have run it through the machine and it is not a smooth cut at all. the higher non cutting side provides friction and pushes the wood above the blade. one of the 4 inserts appears to have been filed down and that cutter runs smooth.

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#4 posted 04-30-2012 11:53 AM

With those anti-kickback fingers sticking up above the teeth, there’s not much chance they’ll cut anything. Looks like it was resharpened repeatedly. It’s hard to imagine a competent sharpener doing that. Some of that material has got to go if that sets going to cut again. Here’s what the Freud Diablo DD208 dado set looks like:

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#5 posted 05-04-2012 12:03 AM

new ones purchased!

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