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Forum topic by Jofa posted 12-06-2013 12:49 AM 3661 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jofa

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12-06-2013 12:49 AM

I’m looking at this dado set but I also hve been considering the Freud SBOX8. Is this the same manufacturer? Any opinions on the Diablo?

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#1 posted 12-06-2013 03:15 AM

Jofa Im a big fan of Diablo but a lot of folks say that the Freud has better steel in them so the different’s in price.

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#2 posted 12-06-2013 10:25 AM

Both made by Freud in Italy. The SBOX8 is a box cutting set that’s best suited for box joints….it’ll do some dado work, but it’s really intended for cuts with the grain, not against, so will chip out more if used across the grain. A stacked dado also offers a wider cut, while the box cutter leaves a truly flat bottom with zero bat ears.

If you want a dado set, my experience has been that the Delta/DW 7670 is cleaner cutting, has better shim stock, and a great carrying case for a similar price.

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#3 posted 12-06-2013 12:40 PM

Hey Jofa, I can’t speak to the Diablo but the Marples I have been using is very nice, clean dados, when i tenoned with it recently it worked really well. I think that the Diablo and Marples are similar, so I think it will work well for you

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#4 posted 12-06-2013 01:21 PM

The Dewalt 7670 is/was $93 from amazon with free shipping. At least it was a week ago. Similar price to the Freud 208 set and, from what I understand, a step above in terms of cut quality.

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#5 posted 12-06-2013 01:43 PM

Here is my experience.
I bought an 8” set from Tenryu. A great manufacturer. I use their blades in all my saws. That being said, It produced HUGE bat ears. Had the outside blades reground and now it cuts a beautifully flat bottom.
So, now I have close to $300 invested in an 8” set that I never should have bought in the first place. First, the extra 2” is absolutely superfluous. I’ll never, ever need to cut a dado that deep. Secondly, far less expensive sets would have served my needs very well.
Do yourself, your wallet and your saw a favor and get the Delta 6”.

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#6 posted 12-06-2013 02:37 PM

I’m pretty sure Delta/Dewalt does not make the 7670 in a 6” model.

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#7 posted 12-06-2013 03:07 PM

Not the 7670 but this one.

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#8 posted 12-06-2013 04:17 PM

I have the basic Diablo stacked dado set, and it makes fantastic tenons. Usually there is little if any hand work to get a good friction fit in the M&T joints.
It also cuts perfect dados and grooves with no splintering in plywood or hardwood.

I bought it used, and have used it regularly for years. Despite never having sharpened it, it still cuts great.
Regarding the comment on the 6” vs. 8”... I use the extra depth to cut offset tenons on bed rails. I would go with the 8” again.

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#9 posted 12-07-2013 02:51 AM

Thanks for the great advice guys.

I should have been more clear about my intended use. I’m interested in box joints primarily but that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t use the blades for dados. I’ve done box joints with my router but I’m better on a table saw. I also have a standard kerf blade on my saw and have done thin box joints with it.

The concern I have about the SBOX8 is tear out across the grain.

-- Thank you Lord for the passion and ability to make things from your creation.

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