Barry, I have the Bosch 4100 saw, and ordered the zero clearance dado blade with it. When I went to use the dado ZC,it came with a different arbor washer. This washer was a flat both sides washer instead of the tapered one side washer that came with the saw. It said in the instructions to remove the inboard one on the saw and replace with this one. Then mount the dado set and leave off the washer on the outboard side and use just the nut. It said that the outer dado blade didn't require a stiffener washer, this gave you a full nut on the outside.Nice present James. I've had the same one for a number of years and it works for me. Only downside is it doesn't take a dado set. Arbor is too short. I use a 1/4" blade and work my way across or, depending on what I'm making, a router instead. That's really the only thing I've found wrong with it. Use it well and generate a lot of sawdust.
James, although it looks similiar in your picture you probably have a newer model. What's the model number of your saw? The smooth part of my arbor is only about 1/8". The plate thickness on the 1/4" dado blade I use is a hair over that. In my owner's manual it specifically says not to use a dado set because the outer blade would be over the threads and unstable. Fortunately, since I make small things between the 1/4" blade and my Bosch 1617 I've always been able to get the job done.Many thanks to Fellow Members for early birthday wishes & congratulatory replies.I will post pics of the cabinet when it's done
@ chuckgray.I didn't purchase the saw,it's a present from my family.
@ Barry747 This one does have arbor space for a dado set
@ Stick I think any new table saw would be better than my old one.The Bosch 4100 was top of the list but apparently more expensive than the DeWalt,. Thanks again everyone. James.
I bought the Rockler outfeed table kit for a folding, removable table. You just lift it off the hardware, fold the legs in and it's out of the way. Normally you want the saw located so there's as much space in front and in back of the saw as possible for ripping long pieces. To make the hinges work for the fold up legs, I offset the two legs so one is closer to the saw than the other. I put in screw in levelers into the bottom of each leg. I made the table wide enough so the an 8 ft is still supported after it leaves the blade, you don't want the workpiece to tip out of control at the end of a rip cut.- the one thing I wish I had the space to add to my TS set up would be an out feed table. If I could just get her to park her car outdoors ..........