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Posted on Why are dado blades considered unsafe?

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#1 posted 10-06-2013 07:13 PM

I would guess because some people attempt to do too much with them and are subjected to powerful kick back forces. Plowing a 3/4”x3/4” dado through oak is probably overdoing it.

The way I use them, I’ve never had any incidents. I just keep the cuts shallow enough that I’m not feeling any strong resistance to the cuts. Deep dados are done in multiple passes.

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