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Freud Dial-a-Width Dado box insert

Boys and Girls,

I have just reviewed my Freud 8" Dial-a-Width Dado set after getting totally cheesed of with the supplied plastic insert(s)
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and replacing it with laminated MDF layered spacers. This blog explains what transgressed from my frustration.

The plastic form included, was made up of 1mm thin brittle plastic
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designed to permit separation and stacking of the dado set so as not to compromise the integrity of the TCT teeth. The cheap plastic managed to disintegrate within a few weeks of use and I was aggravated by the chomping of the TCT blades' teeth.

Shuffled off to SketchUp and based on the profile of the chipper blades,
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and plastic form I came up with this design,
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and a peek-a-boo.
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Note the provision for that goose neck spanner.

As the blades were 1/8" thick I made the separators out of 3mm MDF with 16mm dia. "spindle" retainers/spacers with an overall 150mm blade separators,
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The parts were ready for glue up straight off the laser,
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The insert finished,
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Ready to be used with the Woodpecker Dado setup jig (more on this later).
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And for all those people with a left and a right hand , here is a video of how it works to juggle in your third.
I'm just continually amazed at your creative know how with the lazer cutter Ducky


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