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Forum topic by Bill1234 posted 172 days ago 691 views 0 times favorited 17 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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172 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: question dado

I recently bought a dado stack for my table saw only to get it home and read that it couldn’t be used on a table saw because of the high RPMs. Can anyone tell me what specifically the problem is as long as the arbor will accommodate the stack? Any suggestions for a stack that can handle 4500 RPM’s without spending a fortune?

Thanks


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#1 posted 172 days ago

What brand dado stack did you purchase? Might be for a Radial arm saw

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#2 posted 172 days ago

I’ve never heard of such a thing, I’m wondering what brand it is as well.

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#3 posted 172 days ago

You sure your saw is 4500?

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#4 posted 172 days ago

If it can’t handle the RPM from your saw, don’t use. That means that it could break apart with the centrifugal force spinning. pieces would fly like bullets. It would not be good.

I would verify the RPMs of your saw. What type of dado is it?

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#5 posted 172 days ago

Good point Jeff, I have a 5hp table saw and it is has a spec of 4300 rpm

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#6 posted 172 days ago

I have good luck with the Freud entry level dado set. It is cheaper than most, and does a great job. I bought mine used, and have put it to regular use for years and it has never been sharpened. As long as I have a sacrificial fence on my miter gauge, the shoulders are still clean and crisp.

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#7 posted 171 days ago

Never heard of a stacked dado set that can’t be used on a tablesaw. Sort of like stating a certain tire can only be used on a station wagon and not a sedan.

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#8 posted 171 days ago

Beats me. I have a Freud entry level set also. Does a fine job for me with occasional use.

-- Todd, Huntsville, AL

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#9 posted 171 days ago

They are not allowed anywhere in Europe at all .All saws here cannot accomodate them as the spindles on saws in Eropean union are made purposely too short to accomodate them .Health and safety rules. Alistair.

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#10 posted 171 days ago

What specific dado set did you buy, and what specific saw are you using it on?

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#11 posted 171 days ago

This is a Harbor Freight set. The directions say ok for Radial Arm but not Table saw. My Skil Table Saw is actually 5,000 RPM, Dado set is 4,000 or 4,500 max.

Monte i wasn’t sure what the issue would be but had decided that it must be rated for a reason and I shouldn’t use it. You confirmed that.

Thanks for the advice.
Bill

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#12 posted 171 days ago

I have two sets of dado blades. One 6 inch and the other is a 8 inch. The RPM rating is 9500 and 9000 respectively. My advice is not to buy any table saw blades from Harbor Freight.

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#13 posted 171 days ago

You wouldn’t be happy with the HF dado set any way. They leave very rough dadoes. Neither of the HF sets are rated for table saw use. Get the Freud set available at Home Depot. It’s a decent set and won’t break the bank.

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#14 posted 171 days ago

I bought an Oshlun 8” 42 tooth dado with 6 tooth center cutters from Carbide Processors for about 85$, no freight. Was going to get one for the new Hammer saw, but have not found one drilled to fit it. CP did have blades for it however, reasonable, and no shipping as well

-- Jim from Kansas

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#15 posted 170 days ago

I buy some stuff from HF, but not blades for anything with the exception of my reciprocating saw. It’s not worth the frustration and lack of quality cut. I have a miter saw from HF for rough cutting but even then I replaced the blade on it almost immediately because it was so pitiful. I did the same with with a plate joiner I bought from there.

-- Todd, Huntsville, AL

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