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b2rtch

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829 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw question

I see many advertisements for dado nuts for Unisaw table saws.
Why do I need a dado nut on my Unisaw?
I never had to use one before on the other saws I owned
Thanks.
Bert

-- Bert


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Loren

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#1 posted 829 days ago

Probably so the flange doesn’t interfere in deeper cuts
made with the dado set, cutting tenons vertically for
example.

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#2 posted 829 days ago

I think it is something with how much of the regular flange is threaded. I don’t think you can get the flange tight on a stacked dado.
I tried to use the dado nut with a single blade, and it wouldn’t thread on all the way.

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#3 posted 829 days ago

I just called Delta with my question.
The answer I received is : this is a stupid engineer idea, you do not need it.
LoL

-- Bert

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#4 posted 829 days ago

If those were the exact words that Customer Service Rep said then I think I might ask for a second opinion. Just saying….........

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#5 posted 829 days ago

I called again and I got a similar answer from another technician ( he just did not talk about the engineer). I do not need a special nut for dado

-- Bert

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#6 posted 829 days ago

I’ve never even heard of a “dado nut” for the Uni. I run a stacked dado all the time with just the nut, on the wider cuts there is no room for the flange washer….......maybe that’s why they want to pick your pockets.

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#7 posted 829 days ago

I have a unisaw, and use the freud stacked dado with the dial plate – and have always just used the regular nut over the past 7 years I had it..
Never knew there was such a thing as a dado nut.

I have seen the picture of the 36-201 nuts.

It looks like they have these two options becasuse the NEW Standard nut is one piece with teh flange washer. My saw has a ~2 inch flange and just a hex nut.

The new design (standard) with this flange attached would not work on a Dado set, that has a recessed hole. (like my Freud)

Since I have the OLD standard hex nut – it works on all blades just fine.

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