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Forum topic by classacthollow posted 11-12-2010 04:52 PM 2169 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-12-2010 04:52 PM

I just purchased a new Freud 10” Model 510 super dado set with 1” arbor. it was origanally $269 and was a close out at woodworkers supply for $50. I have a 10” older rockwell unisaw with a 3 hp motor and a 5/8” shaft. My question is can I use reduction bushings and use this larger dado set on my saw? will the motor have the power to run it? I am using a sled which i plan to make just for this setup. I will receive it Monday so I hope it will all work out. I couldn’t even have thought about buying it at the original price.

-- Bruce, Imboden, Arkansas

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#1 posted 11-12-2010 05:43 PM

I would think a 3 HP motor would have the power to deal with 3/4” depth of cut or less. Its just an educated guess. One thing I would check would be the RPMs required for the Dado set and compare that with the RPMs of the motor. If the motor is equal or greater than the Dado set you should have no problems.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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#2 posted 11-12-2010 10:39 PM

That old Uni should spin it with ease.

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#3 posted 11-12-2010 11:37 PM

You can certainly bush it. If you know any machinist worth his salt he (she) could quickly mill one for you. If you decide you can not live with the 1 inch arbor let me know and I ll be glad to see you get your money back. (by selling it to me of coarse) JB

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