|Forum topic by bannerpond1||posted 02-16-2014 01:47 AM||1194 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
02-16-2014 01:47 AM
Years ago I bought a 6-inch Freud dado set. It works fine, to a point. Now that I use a sled to cut dadoes, they cannot be deep enough on some projects because the sled is of 3/4 plywood and the six-inch dadoes rise less than 1.5 inches from the table top. I am making some 3×3 maple table legs for a butcher block, and am “eating away” the tenons now. I had to stop and make a sled with 1/4 ply in order to get the blades high enough above the sled.
Short story: Don’t buy a six-inch dado set. What you save compared to an 8-inch set isn’t worth it. I’d gladly pay the difference now.
Don’t buy tools based on price.
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