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Posted on Best "value" TS blade for making box joints

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#1 posted 01-17-2018 10:09 PM

Depending on the size of the box joint and your tolerance for tedious work a rip blade will do it. Obviously if your need is larger than a single kerf it would require multiple passes and that is where the tediousness comes in :)

Not sure what your idea of “value” is but I have a neighbor that uses a 6” freud dado set that would work fine for box joints looks like Rocker has them for just under $90.

My father uses an Oshlun which is in also in that price range, they also have a box joint set for around $60 but then you can’t use it for the varying widths you can with a dado set.

I currently use a 8” freud dado that I got because someone returned it to a store without ever having put it on their saw but the store wouldn’t sell it as new anymore so I got lucky.

I don’t have any personal experience with the lower cost dado’s that are out there just what I have heard others complain about…

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