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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 12-21-2009, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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I just picked up a 6" Forrest Dado king set.. Brand new... "Well"

used once... for $50.00.. I noticed that I don't have the Magnetic shims that originally came with ...

this is my first Dado set.. and w
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The Forrest set does not come with magnetis shims, it comes with plastic shims. these can be purchased from Forrest or an after market set is available at most woodworking/tool outlet stores. That is a nice set of blades, sells for around $250. new. Robbie
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Good purchase it is always neat to come across a good deal.

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I've been wanting to buy a set of dado blades for awhile now, and I'm
glad I found someone with a set of Forrest blades for that price...

The Guy was a super nice person..


When I got home, I went to the Forrest Site and read this:


FORREST DADO KING SETS INCLUDE (with the exception of #DK0824316):
•Blade runner plastic carrying case (except 12" size and DK0824316)
•Two 24 tooth, carbide-tipped trim saw blades.
•Four 1/8" kerf, 4 tooth chippers.
•One 1/16" kerf, 4 tooth chipper.
•One 3/32" kerf, 4 tooth chipper.
Two each of .010, .012, .015 magnetic shims
and that's what made me wonder....
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Dennis, I stand corrected, when I purchased my 8" Dado set there were no magnetic shims offered. Now that I revisited the Forrest web , I do see that they do offer them with the Dado sets. they can be purchased from Forrest for about $12., I do not see a need for me to change to them but at that price, combined with the cost deal you made, you have an excellent blade. Congradulations. Robbie
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I could be wrong but it does not matter if the shims are magnetic or not. My dado set uses plastic shims and they are color coded to let you know what size they are.

As long as the arbor matches your saw for the shims you are in business. Look around for some and you should be up and in business.
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Dado setups on table saws are almost outlawed in the U.K. No guards, arbors too short to take the locking nut, etc. health and safety! Are there many accidents with these in the U.S.?
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Is a router not safer and more convenient for cutting grooves/dados?
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I use both, and I say that as with most tools, each has it's place. As safety goes, a rotating cutter is dangerous, that said there is no safety device that will completly protect. Always use extra caution, if something looks dangerous, it probally is. Please keep your fingers as far away from spinning blades as possible. Push sticks and boards are much needed tools and should be used as much as possible. Robbie
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More accidents with table saws than router table/hand router, the guards must be removed on the table saw where as the router you can add the guards over the bit or use the hand router and your fingers are always back and away from the cutting bit...the router base keeps fingers out of the way the norm..built in safety guard you could say..and that can't be removed

I not to sure why anyone would want to use the dado blades in a table saw, I do use them now and then but in a RAS , as we all know it's not safe to cut stock on the table saw and not have the blade all the way up over the thickest of the stock ,it's so easy for the blade(s) to lift the stock up and shoot it out..the wider the cut the more it wants to lift the stock up..


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