|Forum topic by jacobgerlach||posted 08-29-2013 12:18 AM||2009 views||1 time favorited||5 replies|
08-29-2013 12:18 AM
After searching out several old threads on dado sets, I picked the Freud SD208, $84 on Amazon
I want to set up for a 3/4” dado, but I am not 100% sure how to place the chippers, and frankly, I have a healthy respect for that much spinning metal and I have no desire to screw it up.
I know that you need to offset each piece in the stack so that you don’t have any carbide on carbide contact. I can do this two different ways for the chippers right next to the outer blades:
Between the teeth:
Or straddling the teeth:
Is one of the ways correct? The instructions say to “align the chipper with the two open spaces on the outside blade,” but as far as I can tell the teeth on the outer blades are all spaced equally – there’s no “open spaces.”
Once know how to start, I’m pretty sure that I can get the rest of the stack from there.
On an educational note, what is the purpose of the protrusion in front of the chipper tooth with no carbide on it? Is it just balancing the weight?