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05-10-2009 04:00 AM

HI, as I’ve said before, I’m new to this so please excuse me if this is a stupid question. Is the Delta 35-535, 8” stacking dado set any good? A neighbor is offering me one for $35. I’ve checked the teeth and they look to be in pretty good shape, but the blades have been used a bit. I’m trying to buy tools as inexpensively as possible, but I don’t want to waste money either. Opinions are appreciated. Thanks!!

-- Dave, Colonie, NY


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#1 posted 05-10-2009 04:03 AM

Stack dado for $35 even if it needs sharpening that’s a good price if there’s nothing wrong with it. As always buyer beware.

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#2 posted 05-10-2009 04:03 AM

Sounds like a good deal to me. Delta has a good set of dado blades.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#3 posted 05-10-2009 06:59 AM

Super deal if it’s all there

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#4 posted 05-10-2009 07:06 AM

Agree with all above, even if you have to have it sharpened, your money ahead.

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#5 posted 05-10-2009 07:09 AM

The Delta the first set I ever had. Works good. Mine did leave little vee shaped cuts in the corners though.

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#6 posted 05-10-2009 01:45 PM

AFAIK, Delta makes 2 different dado sets. The one you’re looking at is an older set that uses 2-tooth chippers….I’ve never used this set. Most sets with 2-tooth chippers do an ok job. There’s also a newer set with 4-tooth chippers that’s identical to the DeWalt 7670 (Delta 36-7670) that’s excellent.

As an alternative, you might consider going with something like a new Grizzly H7777 with 6-tooth chippers for ~ $50, or an Oshlun set for ~ $68 shipped. Unfortunately both cost more than $35.

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#7 posted 05-10-2009 04:54 PM

Where can I get the Oshlun for $68 shipped? The best price I can find is at Holbren for $71 (after a 10% discount) and then there are shipping charges. The Oshlun is actually the set I want. It has fantastic reviews and would probably be the only set I’d ever need.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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#8 posted 05-10-2009 04:59 PM

You can get the 6” Oshlun from Amazon for $68 shipped, or from Holbren for $67 shipped with the “woodnet10” or “SMC10” discount if you’re a member of either of those forums. If you get your Holbren order up to $75, shipping is free.

The Oshlun and Grizzly sets have the same or very similar design, but the Oshlun uses C4 carbide. IMO, this is money well spent vs $35 for a used Delta 35-535 set. 6” or 8” should work fine, but the 6” is easier on the saw.

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#9 posted 05-10-2009 06:08 PM

Okay, thanks. I had been looking at the 8” and that is what I based the $71 cost on.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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