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post #1 of 4 Old 07-25-2016, 05:21 PM Thread Starter
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Question About Dado Sets...

I recently got this dado set for nothing (literally). I cleaned all of the buildup off of the blades (it was pretty caked) and it seems to be in excellent condition. Since Im a rookie at this stuff, Id thought Id askDoes anyone here know anything about these sets, and are they any good?
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post #2 of 4 Old 07-25-2016, 05:40 PM
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It's not a very high quality set but if you don't do a lot of dado work should work fine. It's just that it's high speed steel and would dull quickly especially if you used it a lot on hard hardwood. A better quality blade would be carbide tipped.
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Put it on your saw and try it out, you will soon see if it is any good or not.:smile3:

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I own a set just like yours. I have used it on both my table saw and my radial arm saw. I've used it on both hardwoods and softwoods. It's always done a decent job.
I also have a Wobbler Dado head I like to use also. My Wobbler is carbide tipped and the Craftsman set is steel. I rarely cut a dado deeper than 3/8".

If you don't have time to do it right the first time, when will you have time to do it over?
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