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I'm about ready to push the buy button on a dado blade set. Looking at a Freud SD208 8-Inch Professional Dado set from Amazon. Just couldn't do so without checking in with my forum friends whom have all the good advice and wisdom.

I have a Grizzly G0691 Table Saw. Not sure what all I would use the dado set for. Probably start out by trying some box joints with my never used two year old Incra I-box jig. Hoping to get a decent set under a hundred dollars. Can anyone here with this model tell me to "Push It"? The buy button, that is. Or is there better for less? Thanks for any input... mike
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Mike, I have been happy with the Freud Red blades for many years. I am sure their dado sets should perform in a like manner. Do you have a dado insert for your table or are you planning on making one?

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I'd have to check but I spent big bucks so I hope my Freud dado is the same one . Only issue I had is I had to remove the blade lock in my cabinet saw as it was interfering with the little bolts that stick threw the back of the first blade . Mine has that knob on the outside blade to infinitely adjust the width . Very clever design

Opps sorry Mike I looked at the link and mine is much differant and and four times the cost

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I have that set...
good stuff...
very good stufff...

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If only new layers hadn't been added....

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Mike, I have been happy with the Freud Red blades for many years. I am sure their dado sets should perform in a like manner. Do you have a dado insert for your table or are you planning on making one?
Mike, my saw did come with a metal dado blade insert. I do however have several DIY blanks I made for zero clearance out of MDF. Thanks for your input!
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I have that set...
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very good stufff...
Ahhhhh... I was hoping to hear something like your answer!
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Hey Mike, I just bought the DD208 set, which doesn't have all the bells and whistles that the SD set has, and I love it. Makes a nice clean cut, clean bottom, and comes with plenty of shims in various sizes to make a nice fit. I also think I paid about that price from my local big box, so that seems like a good deal as well. I wound up making my own insert which was actually easier than I thought, so I made zero clearance for my regular blade as well. Good luck, I think you'll be pleased if you push the button! I also wanted to mention that I made box joints with mine and found it easier than with my router, with just as nice results. That is just an opinion of course.
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I have the SD208M set which is very similar. Works great, but the router's more fun!
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I'd have to check but I spent big bucks so I hope my Freud dado is the same one . Only issue I had is I had to remove the blade lock in my cabinet saw as it was interfering with the little bolts that stick threw the back of the first blade . Mine has that knob on the outside blade to infinitely adjust the width . Very clever design

Opps sorry Mike I looked at the link and mine is much differant and and four times the cost
Sounds like an interesting concept. Similar to a wobble blade?
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Ahhhhh... I was hoping to hear something like your answer!
thanks...
so when are you going to ask about setting it up off the saw???....

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