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#1 posted 05-22-2018 02:43 PM

I have tripped my Sawstop brake once and it was with a Dadonator stack. I had failed to move my Incra miter gauge fence out to accommodate the width of the stack.
This was a costly mistake. The brake worked flawlessly and I can just barely see a minute scratch in the gold anodization on the fence. The dado stack was actually undamaged!
The arbor did not fare so well and was bent. My son and I got to know the internals of my saw intimately. Sawstop service was helpful with clear instructions on how to replace the arbor assembly. Not covered by warranty because of the full chipper design of the Dadonator.
Their advice was to limit its use to with fewer chippers. I now have a Tenyru GMD but the Dadonator is my go to stack for 1/4”, 3/8” and 1/2” box joints because of its better flat bottom cuts.
I like that Dadonator despite all that hassle and think that using a dado blade is one of the safer operations on a tablesaw. Just be aware of your miter fence!

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