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422 days ago

I need a new 1/4” dado stack. I don’t want to buy a full dado stack just to run a 1/4”. Was wondering if any suppliers just sell a 2 blade combo designed to run together for a simple 1/4” dado. I have a 2 blade combo right now we use all the time for our 1/4” dados but it is wearing out and teeth missing. Need to replace. Just wondering of any sources. Thanks, Jerry

-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net


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#1 posted 421 days ago

I love my Freud “Box Cutter” set of 2 blades. Faced one way they cut a 1/4” dado and faced the other a 3/8” dado. They have stayed sharp despite a lot of mesquite and hedge box joints. And they cut a perfectly flat bottom. I paid $95 at Woodcraft but others found better pricing on Amazon. Probably the best $95 I spent when I upgraded to these.(and I’m really tight!)

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#2 posted 421 days ago

Thanks for the recommendation. I looked at the freud blade, on Amazon it is 77.00 and free shipping. I also took a moment and looked at the trinity blades and found a single blade that has a 1/4” kerf with flat bottom, for about the same money. Now I just need to decide which to get. We cut several 1/4” dados, while the current set works, it is on it’s last days in our shop.

-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net

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#3 posted 421 days ago

The nice feature of the @ blade Freud set is the ability to cut exact 1/4” as well as exact 3/8”. I use these for dados but I cut LOTS of box joints with them so this is a nice feature for me. Thanks for telling me I overpaid! :(

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#4 posted 421 days ago

Sounds like the Freud set is the most versatile.

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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#5 posted 421 days ago

Does the 1/4” blade have a flat tooth grind?

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#6 posted 421 days ago

Forrest has the 2 blade box joint set also with Flat top grind I have one and it cuts clean square and flat think its like $105.00

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#7 posted 421 days ago

the Forrest has massive carbide for years of resharpening

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#8 posted 421 days ago

Why not just get a full dado stack and use the outside chippers for 1/4”? Then you’d have a full stack available if you ever need/want it.

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