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MrRon

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09-03-2014 05:36 PM

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I have always been of the impression that the set on the outer blades of a dado set are always facing toward the outside of the stack. In other words, the outside blades are ground with the set only on one side, so there is a right and a wrong way to set up a dado stack. Am I correct? I have never heard anyone state a caution when setting up a stack to “make sure the blades face away from each other”.


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Belg1960

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#1 posted 09-03-2014 05:41 PM

That what it says on my set as well. And also to make sure none of the chipper teeth line up with any other blade.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#2 posted 09-03-2014 06:41 PM

I have a Freud dad set, and I don’t remember the teeth having ‘set’ to them, however (if I remember right), the teeth alternate between flat and bevel grind. All of the bevels slope one way. The outer blades are installed with the bevel point on the outside, so it scores the material along the edge of the dado as it cuts, and the flat grind teeth obviously produce the flat bottom on the outer edges of the dado.

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#3 posted 09-03-2014 08:03 PM

????

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#4 posted 09-03-2014 08:09 PM

The newer sets feature some beveled teeth on the outer blades. You always want to set your dado blades with the square edge of the teeth facing outward, and the angled edge of the teeth facing inward. This will help prevent splintering on cross-grained cuts.

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#5 posted 09-03-2014 09:42 PM



I have a Freud dad set, and I don t remember the teeth having set to them, however (if I remember right), the teeth alternate between flat and bevel grind. All of the bevels slope one way. The outer blades are installed with the bevel point on the outside, so it scores the material along the edge of the dado as it cuts, and the flat grind teeth obviously produce the flat bottom on the outer edges of the dado.

- BinghamtonEd

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The newer sets feature some beveled teeth on the outer blades. You always want to set your dado blades with the square edge of the teeth facing outward, and the angled edge of the teeth facing inward. This will help prevent splintering on cross-grained cuts.

- pintodeluxe

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My set has the blades marked (marked by manufacturer) as to which side faces outwards. It takes only a quick glance to figure the correct orientation. Marking your outer blades with a sharpie would assist you with a trouble free install

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#6 posted 09-04-2014 12:22 AM

Yes, they only work well one way. If one of them is accidentally put on the wrong way, it makes way more noise and burns the wood along that edge. Guess how I know.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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