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TheDane

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05-30-2012 05:59 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question tablesaw dado

I’m in the market for a new 8” stacked dado set.

I have been looking at the both the Oshlun SDS-0842 8-Inch 42 Tooth Stack Dado Set, and the Freud SD208 8-Inch Professional Dado.

Both are in a price range I can afford.

Any feedback on either of these sets would be appreciated, as well as any other recommendations!

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"


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#1 posted 05-30-2012 06:03 PM

No feedback on the 8”, but I have the little brother to that Oshlun, the 6” SDS-0630 and it has been fantastic. Dead accurate flat bottomed dadoes every time. Only drawback is it ships in a cardboard / foam box. Not that big of a deal, just a little cheesy is all.

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#2 posted 05-30-2012 07:02 PM

I built a wooden box for the set I have now (8”, non-sharpenable from HF), so the box is not an issue.

I will be using the stack on a 1.75hp saw.

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#3 posted 05-30-2012 08:30 PM

Gerry,

I have the Freud and I like it very much. More so now that I had the blades sharpened at the Atlanta Woodworking show! Kinda hard to miss with Freud. Almost all my blades are Freuds.

Milo

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#4 posted 05-30-2012 08:35 PM

Gerry – Those are both decent sets for the price, but the Delta 7670 gives better cuts, and has a nicer carrying case for around the same price range…having owned the 7670 and SD208, I’d definitely go with the 7670.

Tools-plus - $97 free s/h

A cut from the Delta 7670 set:

A cut in the same material from the Oshlun:

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#5 posted 05-31-2012 12:23 AM

+1 on the 7670.
I grabbed one not too long ago based on Scott’s recommendation and haven’t been disappointed.

It comes in a very nice case.

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#6 posted 05-31-2012 12:28 AM

I have the Forrest dado king, bought on sale @ amazon. Seems to work nicely. Can cut cross grain in ply without tearout/splintering. Think it was a little over $200.

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#7 posted 05-31-2012 12:34 AM

I have the 8” Freud and also the Dial a dado which is a lot more money and I grab the SD208 first…...

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#8 posted 05-31-2012 01:19 PM

Scott, I am looking that the delta set. It’s nice to know it doesn’t leave the batman wings like the Freud. One question; is it true sized or nominally sized? I know the SD208 cuts 1/32” “light” of the indicated size due to popular plywood sizing.

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knotscott

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#9 posted 05-31-2012 01:33 PM

Joe – The Delta does have very slight “bat ears”, but they’re less pronounced than the Oshlun’s. Literally all the top sets I know of have them to some degree. They’re necessary to reduce tearout across the grain, but the better sets minimize them so you can barely notice.

I’m not sure about the sizing. It has 4 standard 1/8” chipper, and one extra 3/32” and one 1/16” chipper, along with about a dozen shims to give nearly infinite adjustments to the width.

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#10 posted 05-31-2012 01:38 PM

I had the Freud set and it was junk. I think I ended up using it for a sacrificial anode in electrolysis. I have not used the Delta so I cannot comment on it. I have however used this one, and love it!! Its a little more expensive but I feel well worth it.

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#11 posted 05-31-2012 02:00 PM

I have the Forrest Dado King too. It has worked great. I have used it a lot and it still holds a very sharp edge.

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#12 posted 05-31-2012 02:05 PM

Thanks Scott. I borrowed a friends Freud set for a project and noticed my cuts were a tad short even shimmed properly. Upon doing some research I discovered this was by design to accommodate for the factory specs of most plywood. Given the price of this set is very easy to swallow, I think I will give it a shot.

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TheDane

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#13 posted 07-23-2012 03:43 PM

Thanks for the feedback … I settled on the Delta 35-7670 stackd dado set, and couldn’t be happier!

Cuts nice, flat-bottomed dados, nice carrying/storage case, etc. for under $100!

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#14 posted 07-24-2012 01:28 AM

I know you already found a set and are happy with it, but for anyone else who was looking, Lowes is clearing out their CMT 8” Dado sets. Normally $90, and the price varies from store to store. Most are reporting that they bought it for around $35, I actually picked up 2 today for $12.60 each. Might be worth a look.

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#15 posted 07-24-2012 02:03 AM

Yeah, Lowes is clearning the CMT of the data out. Saw it at my local Lowes for $35.00 and they had 3 of them left.

If KnotScott recommends something you can pretty much count on it being top notch.

Kevin

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