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Freud SD208 8-Inch Professional Dado
Style Name: 8-Inch Professional DadoChange
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38 of 41 people found the following review helpful
on March 5, 2001
Style Name: 8-Inch Professional Dado
The set of 2 outside blades with 4 two-wing chippers cut well in soft or hard wood. The negative hook angle makes a great flat bottom with virtually splinter-free cuts. I have the Dewalt 744 which is underpowered and it works great. Comes in a nifty case to protect it with clear instructions. It does cut a little undersized but that's easily reconciled with the spacers.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on April 29, 2002
Style Name: 8-Inch Professional Dado
The set I received had numerous chipped teeth. I looked at several sets on the shelf at Home Depot and all of them had a few blades and/or chippers with chipped teeth. It looks like Freud has a quality control problem. If you buy one, be sure to inspect the teeth. After all, why should I settle for a defective product when I've paid full price for a brand new one?
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
on June 29, 2000
Style Name: 6-Inch Professional Dado
It is reasonably priced for weekend wood workers. It works well for my Delta contractor saw (1.5 hp), which is supposedly "underpower". The Tool-Crib rep said that 8 in. dado blades could be a bit too much for my saw. It came with a sturdy plastic storage case. Ah, not much instruction came with the set.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on October 13, 2001
Style Name: 8-Inch Professional DadoVerified Purchase
I have recently purchased and used this Freud Dado set with very good results. My concern was over my underpowered Craftsman table saw. The blade performed well and made crisp accurate cuts with no sign of bogging down my saw when cutting hardwoods. The case is of surprisingly high quality. Along with other reviewers, I found some cuts to measure small, but easily corrected with the included shims. ...
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
Style Name: 6-Inch Professional Dado
I picked up the basic Freud SD206 6" stacked dado set on sale at a local hardware store. Despite what some reviewers have written here, I had no problem mouting this dado stack on my DeWalt 746 table saw. Granted, when all of the chippers are in use the arbor is completely filled - but it does fit. After making many 1/2" deep and 3/4" wide cuts in white oak I found the performance of this dado stack to be excellent. There was no chipping or tearout whatsoever when I was cutting with the grain and only very minor chipping when cutting across the grain. The dado cuts were very smooth on all surfaces and the bottom of the cut was perfectly flat. Also, I was happy to see that the shims included were of very high quality (thin metal rather than paper).

I chose the 6" model because I will probably never have a need for a dado so deep it requires an 8" set. Overall I am very pleased with the quality of this product and recommend that you shop around for a deal like I got (twenty five bucks less than the Amazon price at a local store).
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on April 6, 2002
Style Name: 8-Inch Professional Dado
Excellent dado set, offering smooth dado. No need to clean out dado after cut. Blades appear to me well made and solid, when compare to some of the other dado sets I was looking at. Also includes storage case.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
on April 28, 2001
Style Name: 6-Inch Professional Dado
I was having huge problems crosscutting birch plywood. The wood kept splintering and I could never make a clean cut. I read a review in a woodworking magazine that recommened the SD206 as the best value for the money and decided to give it a try. When I received the blade I tested it out and discovered that if I took small depth cuts, not more than 3/8" at a time, there was no splintering and the dado was perfectly square. I highly recommend this blade.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on October 3, 2006
Style Name: 8-Inch Professional Dado
I'm a hobby woodworker and couldn't be happier with this dado which is my first. I buy most of my tools here and research reviews extensively. I'm happy with every Tool Crib purchase thru Amazon so far and reviews have really, really helped. This dado helped me build an awesome garage cabinet. I used it with my Grizzly 2hp table saw that I also purchased here. Fine tool for me. I hope this helps someone.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on February 8, 2005
I'm a hobby woodworker and don't use a dado set too often. So when I went looking for a dado set, I wanted one that was low cost. I first tried a set from Avenger, which is a set made in China. It was a real piece of junk. It didn't make accurate width dados and the chippers were different diameters, which left grooves in the bottom of the dado.

I finally took the Avenger set back and bought this Freud 6 inch set. The difference is night and day. If I set up the Freud set for a 3/8 inch dado, it is dead on at 3/8 inch. The bottom of the dado is absolutely smooth - not even a hint of unevenness.

The only negative about the Freud set is that the spacers are not marked and it's extremely hard to tell the difference between two spacers that are close in size. I realize that Freud may not have wanted to stamp them because a stamp might have changed the thickness in the area of the stamp, but the sizes could have been etched on.

Other than this one problem, I am completely happy and satisfied with this dado set.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on April 19, 2004
Style Name: 8-Inch Professional Dado
This dado set is as good as described by all the readers. Also it is very easy to install and remove the blade. A caliper will be a handy thing to have when using this stacked set.I don't want to repeat the good things that all the readers have already mentioned.
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