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please recommend a quality dado blade set

Hello all,
I'm new to woodworking, and want to buy a good quality dado blade set for my General Intn'l table saw. Can someone help? I'm building new kitchen cabinets for my first project, and need all the good advice I can get.
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post #2 of 8 Old 01-17-2007, 08:03 AM
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I'll recommend what not to get: a woble or dial-a-width blade. Adjusting both take awhile to get a perfect fit. Go with a stacked dado, that way you know exactly how many chippers and shims to use for each width.
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I'm a big fan of Forrest blades. They have a dado set but it's pricey. Grizzly offers it for $269.95.

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I'll second the Stack Dado Set. It's much more accurate than the wobble ones.

I have a Sys-Matic 8" stacked set that I use on my Delta Contractor Saw. It's a great set and I think it was $170.00 at Woodcraft.

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Might not be the PC place, but bought two sets from Harbor Freight, one set lasted through three sets of wall units, new set is for kitchen cabinets I am starting on. They are a stack set and can get them on sale for $29.99.
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I'm a big fan of Forrest blades. They have a dado set but it's pricey. Grizzly offers it for $269.95.
I second what Dave has said, I've had my Forrest set for over 12 years several dozen resharpening(s) and the only time they gave me a problem is when I (not it) chipped a carbide tooth . $18 later and the complete set re-sharpened no problem.

Please note: ALWAYS GET THE COMPLETE SET SHARPENED EACH TIME!
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freud for the buck I think best you can buy, stack dado NOT wobbler of any kind
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freud for the buck I think best you can buy, stack dado NOT wobbler of any kind
I have a set of Freud but I tend to go back to the Forrest the bottom of the cut is a bit nicer and the tear out a bit less.
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