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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-31-2010, 01:26 AM Thread Starter
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Hey guys could someone tell me which dado set and new balde for my table saw to buy? Im ordering the grizzly g0691 table saw ( 10" ) and wanting a dado set as well.. Thought about just going ahead and buying a few more blades while i have the moeny..


Ill be sawing alot of red oak and hard woods if that helps..any advice would be thankful

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I have the Freud 8" super dado set. Clean square flat bottom dado's. Comes with shim's also to fine tune to your liking. Very happy with quality.

Amazon.com: Freud SD508 Super Dado 8-Inch Stack Dado: Home Improvement

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I have 2 of Freuds' dado sets. Work great for me. I also highly recommend looking at a thin kerf combo blade too. I have one from Freud that works wonders. All of the blades for my TS are Freud. Haven't the heart to spend the $$$ for a Forrest blade to see if there's any difference between the two.

Many will recommend Forrest blades. However, the choice is yours to make. Both, Freud & Forrest, are excellent choices.

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You're getting good advice on the dado sets.

For regular blades, I like to keep a Freud 40 tooth combo blade in the saw for every day use. I also have a Freud cabinetmakers crosscut, and a 24 tooth Diablo rip blade. These get me through most projects. I have a few others, but these will do you good.

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James, as a person who has both types of blades, Forrest and Freud, plus a few other types, I can say that there is a place for all. I have the 8" Forrest dado and the Frued dado. they both give excellent cuts, the Forrest does seem to stay sharp longer, as do their other blades. Forrest sharpening service is second to none for their blades. You do however pay for this quality. If you plan to use this blade a lot, I would recommend the Forrest. If this blade will be used occasionally, I recommend you not spend the big bucks. I use my Forrest blades for most sawing jobs, when I need to cut questionable wood, which happens now and then, I switch to a cheaper blade. This practice has saved me countless damaged blades. Now there will be those that say I should be more careful of cutting this type of wood but I do love making things from old wood and sometime a metal finder does not find all that will damage a blade. That being said, you will be happy with whichever blade you purchase unless you go the really cheap route. Stay away from the wobblers. Robbie
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I use Tenru and Diablo blades, on the Shop TS I go with specialty blades, Rips and cross cuts, I save the combo blades for my portable 10" MAC TS and 12" MS

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thanks very much guys.. i think i might try a forest and see hwo it does..
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You're getting good advice on the dado sets.

For regular blades, I like to keep a Freud 40 tooth combo blade in the saw for every day use. I also have a Freud cabinetmakers crosscut, and a 24 tooth Diablo rip blade. These get me through most projects. I have a few others, but these will do you good.
I feel like an idiot because I never thought to change blades for different uses. Is a combo blade for crosscut and ripping or what? I guess I'll need to makes sure I get a 40 tooth blade.
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Combo is for both cuts.

Only know what I have read mainly, but it depends on what type of wood and how often you make the various cuts if you need to get a ripping blade and a crosscutting blade or if you can just go with the combo.

As for tooth count I saw one with 200 teeth last week at Home Depot. Was called a plywood blade. Others there had up to 80 teeth.
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I have blades with teeth from 24 to 100 but I never owned a 200 tooth plywood blade.

I've used reversed plywood blades to cut vinyl siding.

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