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Dado cutters are frowned upon in the UK and not as far as I know no longer sold. Importing from the states costs more in postage than the set themselves. So I wonder anyone travelling over that could carry a set in (the cargo bay) and them post to me inside the UK. I have a number of machines I could use them on. Any ideas welcomed.

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Not sure how you'd get them through security? Someone woudl surely notice them. Is that ban an EU rule? No electric toasters or teapots!
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have to go in cargo bay luggage I guess not the carry on. EU rules as far as I know, just as every tablesaw MUST have a riving knife etc it has just become a nanny state. I was brought up when elf and safety meant you had the common sense not to stick your fingers in sharp revolving objects. No idea about toasters and teapots don't use either of them I still like a toasting fork in front of an open fire and lashings of coffee, strong black no sugar please.
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I salute your father being a Desertrat and a Chindit both is an extraordinary accomplishment, I remember both.

Dados are a very handy attachment,and now with the carbide tips is more of a pleasure to use. The old style wobblers scared me to death tho.
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I'm not sure that the dado cutters would be banned, perhaps just the machines they run on must have short arbors so that they can not be used according to something Phil P said a few years ago. I believe that the issue is the time it takes for the arbor to stop spinning and with the extra mass of the dado stack it won't stop in the allotted time. If I'm wrong please correct me.

My dad was also a desert rat with the 45th Thunderbird Division. He used to laugh that at 4:00 it was tea time for the Brits, even if they being shelled at the time.
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my old saw is not braked and has a long arbor, as does the Coronet saw bench, and of course the Dewalt radial arm saw is designed to take them as well. Don't dare mention Spindle molders without limiters like the one on the Coronet over here either. Thankfully I have no one to answer to and despite being around all of these whirly twirly sharp things all of my life I still have all of my fingers, toes and two eyes.
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I'm not sure that the dado cutters would be banned, perhaps just the machines they run on must have short arbors so that they can not be used according to something Phil P said a few years ago. I believe that the issue is the time it takes for the arbor to stop spinning and with the extra mass of the dado stack it won't stop in the allotted time. If I'm wrong please correct me.

My dad was also a desert rat with the 45th Thunderbird Division. He used to laugh that at 4:00 it was tea time for the Brits, even if they being shelled at the time.
I am not sure what you are talking about Chuck, Is there a specified time that a motor is supposed to stop? All my motors stop when they feel like it,and my Bosch 4100 is the newest saw I have and it doesn't have a brake or anything on it. Infact I use a full 8" dado on it quite often and it doesn't appear dangerous.
Chop saws are the only saws I see with brakes,not sure why, my RA saw doesn't have a brake.

Is the box joint cutter banned too,Rodger,It is a 1/4"-3/8" dado and I use it for rabbeting all the time and could cut dados in two passes if I wanted to.
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It was something Phil mentioned in a thread about SawStop and that it wasn't likely to be used in Europe because it wouldn't be effective enough on blades larger than 10" because of the extra mass and inertia of the larger blade. Maybe Roger can comment on whether machines must have electric braking.

Roger I don't know that posting it after getting to the UK would be much cheaper. The rates in the US for posting are some of the cheapest there is. Canada's rate would most likely be prohibitive. You can find out for yourself by going to the USPS web site and type in the info. Priority mail has certainly gotten much more expensive from there but 1st class isn't too bad. The one thing I can't afford in most cases is courier charges. The actual cost of moving the item isn't that bad but they charge a $40-50 customs forms processing fee and in most cases when it goes by mail I don't need one and Canada Customs also doesn't bother with a fee (or inspection). I'm not sure what is customary there.
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Roger; I'm a little confused(?) (hey; no comments from the peanut gallery!); DIMAR makes a really nice dado set, and they're German. Seems like you ought to be able to get one from them, over there, rather than all the way from this side of the pond...
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Send them an e-mail, Roger. This may hopefully be simpler than it appears; in theory you can bring stuff over from other EU countries without interference. Coming from our side of the pond is going to involve Customs.
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have to go in cargo bay luggage I guess not the carry on. EU rules as far as I know, just as every tablesaw MUST have a riving knife etc it has just become a nanny state. I was brought up when elf and safety meant you had the common sense not to stick your fingers in sharp revolving objects. No idea about toasters and teapots don't use either of them I still like a toasting fork in front of an open fire and lashings of coffee, strong black no sugar please.
My father was in the Desert Rats before he joined the Chindits, surely you are not that old?
Here's one that is cheaper for postage.
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