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Forum topic by dalet51 posted 08-18-2014 02:09 AM 891 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-18-2014 02:09 AM

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I have a Porter cable table saw 10 inch. What size and kind of dado blade should I get for all around woodworking

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#1 posted 08-18-2014 02:18 AM

Which Porter Cable? One with an aluminum table (PCB220TS or PCB222TS) or a cast iron (PC270TS)? I think the ones with the aluminum table only takes up to 1/2” wide, and you should probably go with a 6” set. The cast iron table can take up to 3/4” wide, and you have your option of 6” or 8”. The 6” would be less taxing on the saw.

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#2 posted 08-19-2014 02:20 AM

what is the advantage of 8 over 6

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#3 posted 08-19-2014 02:25 AM

Depth of cut is an advantage on the 8”, but takes more power to spin.

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#4 posted 08-19-2014 02:26 AM

6” doesn’t take as much power to spin but depth is limited to your max depth of cut minus 2”. You get another 1” out of the 8” but it takes some juice to turn a full 3/4” stack. I’m just stating what little I know but I’ve never used a full stack.

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#5 posted 08-19-2014 04:48 PM

What model saw do you have? Normally the 6 inch dado blade set will work, unless you’re doing some projects that require more depth or are using a sled…also as paxorion mentioned, need to keep an eye on the width with your machine. Some smaller machines limit the diameter to 6 inch as well.

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#6 posted 08-20-2014 01:20 AM

I have to PC270 with cast iron table.

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#7 posted 08-20-2014 01:30 AM

Your machine is capable of running an 8” stack. I have an 8” and 6” oshlun stacked dado sets, I’ve used the 8” once to try it out. Everything I use a stacked dado set for has been fine with a 6” set, it takes less stress to run.


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#8 posted 08-20-2014 02:19 AM

I have the oshlun 8” dado, I use on my unisaw. Comes with shims and extra blades to make adjusting for undersized plywood easy. Bought mine from carbide processors, great service, fast delivery, bought along with a couple other blades, got free shipping as well. Their prices and quality are very good. Have no connection with the company, just a happy customer.

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