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AM420

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06-05-2018 09:17 PM

I’m looking to buy a dado stack for my saw. This will bew my first time owning and using a dado stack. My saw is a Dewalt 7461, so it won’t take a huge dado stack no matter what. I’ve read a lot of good things about both, so performance-wise I’m not too concerned unless someone says otherwise.

The Dewalt is about $25 more, but comes with a 3/32’ chipper, which I understand is helpful in cutting dados for undersized plywood. However, it seems to me that a person could just buy some dado shims pretty cheap to get that 1/32’ extra size flexibility. Unless I’m missing something crucial about dados and shims.

Thanks.


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BroncoBrian

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#1 posted 06-05-2018 09:34 PM

Your chippers have to have some overlap or you will cut will not be complete. The Dewalt set just arrived Sunday. It is impressive and I recommend it. $122 on Amazon.

I went that way because it is a low-mass 4 tooth chipper. Basically a budget version of the Ridge Carbide or Forest for 2x the cost.

Can that saw even turn a dado set?

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Carbide Processors

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#2 posted 06-05-2018 09:47 PM

If you’re looking for Dado sets, consider checking out the 8” Oshlun Dado Set (865-SDS-0842). 16 piece for under $100 including various chippers and shims.

Either way- good luck with your first run!

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AM420

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#3 posted 06-05-2018 10:09 PM

Thanks for the information. My saw is a 7491, mistyped the number in my original post, and is made to handle a dado stack. It’s stated max dado size is 13/16’. One of hte reasons I chose it over a cheaper option. Unfortunately I have to go with a jobsite type saw because I need to tow it away in a closet when I’m not using it.

After reading some more reviews, it sounds like the Dewalt has the better claim, even though it’s a little more expensive, but you get what you pay for. I don’t like settling for junk, but I’m don’t going to break the bank on a top-tier set either that I can’t even fully use. This seems like the best compromise.

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#4 posted 06-06-2018 02:02 AM

I’ve owned and used both many times. The DW is the better performer, and has more of its mass near the center which makes it easier for your saw to spin. It has a better carrying case, and better shim stock too. Well worth the extra $25 IMO.

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#5 posted 06-06-2018 02:13 AM



I’ve owned and used both many times. The DW is the better performer and has more of its mass near the center which makes it easier for your saw to spin. It has a better carrying case, and better shim stock too. Well worth the extra $25 IMO.

- knotscott

Yes!

With that saw, weight distribution will matter A LOT. I know this is lame, but the case is worth $30 on its own.

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