|Item Weight||4.8 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||11.4 x 8.7 x 1.6 inches|
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|Item model number||SD208|
|Style||8-Inch Professional Dado|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Cutting Diameter||8 inches|
|Included Components||1 stacked saw blade|
|Warranty Description||Freud's Limited Lifetime Guarantee|
|Assembled Diameter||8 inches|
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- Features Freud's TiCo Hi-Density Carbide with Titanium for long life and a flawless finish
- The negative hook angles make flat bottom grooves and virtually splinter-free cuts
- Slot widths from 1/4-inch to 13/16-inch in 1/16-inch increments
- Set includes two outer blades and 3 two wing chippers (3- 1/8" chippers & 3- 1/16" spacers)
- Includes shim set for micro adjustments
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From the manufacturer
Freud's industrial saw blades are carefully crafted using the best materials, the most innovative designs, and the industry's most sophisticated manufacturing processes. Every blade is specifically designed for superior performance and maximum life. Select the best blade for your application from a wide variety of designs and sizes, all featuring Freud's unique coatings and TiCo Hi-Density Carbide.
TiCo Hi-Density carbide is a specially formulated, highly compact Titanium Cobalt Carbide engineered and manufactured by Freud to maximize performance on all Freud cutting tools. Designed in Freud research and development laboratories, Freud's TiCo Hi-Density carbide is scientifically developed using Titanium Carbide, Cobalt and Tungsten (as well as proprietary elements), to produce a supreme product. Carbide size is extremely important when it comes to sharpness as well as the rate at which an edge wears. The larger the carbide grain, the faster an edge will wear. While standard carbides measure as large as 5 microns, and an advanced micrograin carbide can measure 1 micron, Freud's TiCo Hi-Density Carbide is miniscule in comparison at .8 microns, with a laminate blend as small as .4 microns.
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|Item Dimensions||8.7 x 11.4 x 1.65 in||9.9 x 10.5 x 3 in||9.25 x 9.65 x 1.77 in||11.75 x 13.25 x 4.3 in||9.55 x 6.9 x 1.75 in||8.88 x 1.65 x 11.5 in|
|Item Weight||4.8 ounces||10.1 lbs||5.13 lbs||10.63 lbs||4.01 lbs||—|
|Number of Teeth||—||42||24||40||—||12|
|Size||8"||8-Inch Dado||1-(Pack)||—||Pack of 1||8" DADO|
|Style Name||8-Inch Professional Dado||—||—||Freud SD508||6-Inch Professional Dado||Marples|
For the weekend woodworker to use on all table and radial arm saws for cutting slots, grooves, dadoes and rabbets in soft or hardwood. For underpowered saws because requires less power to feed. Negative hook angle makes flat bottom grooves and virtually splinter-free cuts. Anti-kickback design. Resharpenable set produces grooves from 1/4" to 13/16" in 1/16" increments. Includes 2 outside blades, four 2-wing 1/8" chippers and one 1/16" chipper; 1/8" kerf.
Clean edges, square shoulders, and flat bottoms: the Freud SD208 Eight-Inch Professional Dado Set cuts with ultimate precision, so you can achieve them all. This is your go-to set for efficiently creating dadoes and grooves in a wide range of materials from hardwood to laminate. Boasting thick MicroGrain carbide tips and an anti-kickback design, the set's two outside blades can be resharpened for long-term accuracy. For added versatility, the kit cuts grooves spanning 1/4 to 7/8 inch and includes a shim set.
The perfect dado set for the fine cabinetmaker or weekend woodworker, the Freud SD208 produces dadoes and grooves that meet with flush, even edges. So you can be assured of precise cuts every time, the set is equipped with precision-grade features, starting with two proprietary outside blades that can be resharpened to deliver accuracy for the long term.
These high-quality eight-inch, 12-tooth blades with 5/8-inch arbors cut dadoes and grooves that are clean, flat, and virtually splinter free. Cuts made by these blades are accurate the first time, saving you from making repeated passes over the same workpiece.
Flexibility for Cutting Hardwoods, Laminates, and More
The Freud SD208 accommodates a wide range of materials, so you can use it from project to project. And because it requires less power to feed, it is ideal for use with underpowered saws. Use it to create dadoes and grooves in hardwood, softwood, chip board, plywood, and laminate (not recommended for non-ferrous materials).
Two-Wing Chippers, Spacers, and Shim Set for Fine Adjustments
The set's included chippers/spacers (three 1/8-inch chippers and three 1/16-inch spacers) save you time and energy. With their two-wing design, they efficiently remove waste material and smooth the edges of your workpiece. Plus, they allow you to fine-tune your cuts from 1/4 to 7/8 inch, so you have accurate control over the desired width.
And with the Freud SD208's included shim set, you never have to give up making dadoes with a workpiece that's too thin to fit the width of your dado blades. This handy shim set expands the range of your kerf adjustments, giving you even greater control for achieving a flawless finished workpiece.
Anti-Kickback Design for Safe Operation
The quality of this dado set is enhanced by its anti-kickback design, which gives you an added margin of safety while you work.
MicroGrain Carbide Tips for Long-Lasting Performance
So you can get maximum performance out of this set, the blade components are constructed with Freud's TiCo Hi-Density Carbide. This means the blades can withstand numerous sharpenings and still retain their precision. And a Tri-metal Brazing process gives the blades impact resistance, so they last for the long term without dulling (a condition that can cause torn wood and uneven cuts).
About Freud: A History of Innovative Manufacturing
An industry leader for more than 50 years, Freud America, Inc. is a manufacturer and marketer of superior carbide cutting tools for the woodworking industry. Freud is the only manufacturer of woodworking tools in the world that produces its own MicroGrain Carbide with Titanium, called TiCo, a high-density combination of Titanium and Cobalt.
By producing its own carbide, Freud has the unique ability to formulate each tool for each specific application, thereby maximizing the cutting life and performance of the tool. Freud's full line of high-quality woodworking tools includes saw blades, router bits, shaper cutters, power tools, and more.
This product is covered by Freud's Limited Lifetime Warranty.
What's in the Box
Freud D208 Eight-Inch Professional Dado, two eight-inch outside blades, set of steel shims, three 1/8-inch chippers, and three 1/16-inch spacers. Storage case included.
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I didn't check the accuracy of the blade or shim thicknesses against what they publish because I never set up that way. I always measure test cuts. Just the way grandpa taught me!
My main priorities for a replacement set were; 1) good carbide, 2) good clean cut and flat bottom, and 3) price that won't break the bank. Obviously that last point eliminated the 10" sets, and even if you could find a decent price on a 10" set, chances are you're going to sacrifice on the carbide and/or cut. As far as my intended use, since retiring I now just make cabinets, bookcases, and woodwork for family, friends and fun. So my budget was under $150.
The first thing I noticed removing the blades from the case was how big the carbide teeth are on the main blades. The alternating bevel teeth are big, but the main chipper looks huge. Installing the blades, the shaft hole fits snug but doesn't catch like some of my old blades.The shims require a little patience as the thinnest ones can fall in the shaft threads, but from my experience that's just the facts of life. It cuts effortlessly, clean, and smooth. I'm satisfied overall, with only two small issues. First is, the smallest dado you can cut is a full 1/4" (using just one blade), which makes my drawer bottoms a little sloppy. I want a little clearance for expansion, but this is too much. I tried using one chipper blade as they're thinner, but that's not what they're designed for and it splintered the wood. Of course this has more to do with modern plywood dimensions, but dado manufacturers know the industry trends. Second, while there is a good assortment of shims for a wide variety of widths, I would like to see included in the set a 1/16" chipper. I have one in my old set and it seems like I used it in almost every setup I encountered. I don't know if even more expensive sets include them or maybe they're a thing of the past. And I know the shims give an almost infinite variety of widths. But after 30 plus years of using one, it was my go-to blade. I consider these minor nuisances, and the plus factor of beefy carbide teeth clearly outweighs my narrow dado issue.
If I were to purchase another set today, I wouldn't hesitate to get this one. I've never had a bad experience with Freud, they are a top-notch company. I'm still using re-sharpened 20 year old Freud blades in my shop today!
If there was anything I wish Freud would have done differently is make the instruction sheet a little more permanent. I almost threw it in the trash with the rest of the packaging. Save the paper cover!
I will say that when setting up the dado stack you must be VERY careful to have every blade/spacer/shim flat next each other. The slightest gap will cause your stack to rotate out of round and also give you poor cuts. I find that on the R4512 saw I am not able to use the outer washer when the stack is built to 3/4". There are 2 threads or so coming through the nut, so it is on securely and safely.
I read in other reviews that R4512 owners didn't know what to do with the riving knife locking lever. When you remove your regular blade and the riving knife simply leave the locking lever UNLOCKED in the upright position. It is perfectly safe and you can still make a deep dado without the lever hitting the zero clearance insert. This is also stated in the Ridgid manual.