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ChuckBarnett 04-10-2016 05:08 PM

6 inch dado set?
 
I spotted a Task brand 6-inch, 20 tooth carbide-tipped stacking dado set for $50 at a yard sale. I did not look it over thoroughly but it looks like it has been well cared for. I would want to look for teeth that are chipped , Etc. I have never owned or used a dado set . I don't know anything about the Task brand. Any thoughts?

Steve Neul 04-10-2016 07:21 PM

To me the price seems a bit high for a used set but if that size works for you it's better than nothing. I bought a 6" set one time and it wasn't long before I was shopping for a 8" set. The 6" set just didn't cut deep enough for a lot of applications.

WesTex 04-10-2016 07:53 PM

Price seems high to me, too. A new 8" Freud set will only set you back $99 + tax.


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epicfail48 04-10-2016 08:42 PM

I think $50 for a used 6 inch dado sounds a little high, given that about $60 or $70 can get you a brand new 6 inch set though. For what its worth though, for a dado stack I'd wanna go up the the $100ish price range and get an 8 inch set. Sure, you probably dont need the extra cut capacity, but that one time you do you'll be grateful to have it. In addition, the teeth on an 8 inch set will be moving faster than the 6 inch, which results in a faster, cleaner cut in my experience.

I like the dewalt 7670 stack. 8 inch, runs about $100 depending where you buy, comes with a swanky carrying case and cuts like butter. Personally, I couldn't bring myself to trust a used saw blade no matter the brand. To many unknowns there that could result in a poor cut, or even worse, a tooth dislodging

ryan50hrl 04-10-2016 09:33 PM

Sounds too much. A Diablo dado can be had for 80. A Freud for 100 brand new!!

ChuckBarnett 04-10-2016 09:52 PM

I know I'll build some cabinets before long. I've never done that but it looks like the dads are 1/2" deep or less. I've no idea what I'd do that requires deeper so mebbe the 6" would be okay?
If the set is still there tomorrow, I will offer $30.

ChuckBarnett 04-10-2016 09:53 PM

Dado... not "dads" :-/

Mort 04-10-2016 09:56 PM

I got my 6" set for $14 at a flea market...

ChuckBarnett 04-11-2016 12:32 AM

I'm sure that all dado sets aren't created equal. I wonder about quality of cut. I've seen posts about flat bottoms of dados and clean edges. I guess you take a chance when buying brands you're unfamiliar with, even at lower prices.

notskot 04-11-2016 06:41 AM

Amazon has the 8" set new for $81 shipped. Sorry, but I don't think you got much a deal. At least is does have some decent size carbide teeth, but they're the softer C2 variety. It should cut and make dados.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...L._SL1500_.jpg

ChuckBarnett 04-11-2016 09:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Steve Neul (Post 1339890)
To me the price seems a bit high for a used set but if that size works for you it's better than nothing. I bought a 6" set one time and it wasn't long before I was shopping for a 8" set. The 6" set just didn't cut deep enough for a lot of applications.

I'm wondering what one does with a dado that requires an 8" set? Again, I'm a beginning woodworker, so.

notskot 04-11-2016 12:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ChuckBarnett (Post 1340386)
I'm wondering what one does with a dado that requires an 8" set? Again, I'm a beginning woodworker, so.

If you were doing grooves or a dados using a sled, the sled body could easily take up 3/4". Sometimes you need deeper grooves too.

There are multiple ways to accomplish the groove in the arched piece at the top of the front panel of this blanket chest, but using a stacked dado required a very deep groove because the outside edges are wider than the middle:
http://lumberjocks.com/assets/pictur...54832-438x.jpg

ryan50hrl 04-11-2016 12:22 PM

Notching 4x4's is something I've used my dado for, and combined with the saw top thickness and the sled, a six inch wouldn't be enough.

ChuckBarnett 04-11-2016 01:29 PM

Sled... okay... a crosscut tablesaw sled? You guys use those a lot?

ryan50hrl 04-11-2016 03:32 PM

All the time!!

ChuckBarnett 04-12-2016 12:42 AM

So if you rip material you have to remove the sled I would guess?

Steve Neul 04-12-2016 12:48 AM

The only sled I use is to miter trim.

ChuckBarnett 04-12-2016 12:57 AM

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I checked back offering $30 and the seller said he used it for a couple projects and is confident the set is worth $50. I'll have to pass this up. Here are pics but I could have taken more...

ryan50hrl 04-12-2016 01:14 AM

Grizzly has a decent looking budget set for 59....this guys trying to take you for a ride!!!

jdonhowe 04-12-2016 02:47 PM

Quote:

this guys trying to take you for a ride!!!
or, like many selling old tools on CL, has an inflated, sentiment based view of the worth of his precious tools.


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