Grizzly T26696 - Grizzly Extreme Series 8" Dado Set

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Forum topic by Rob_s posted 10-13-2018 03:09 PM 1267 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-13-2018 03:09 PM

Anyone using this? have any experience with it?

Looks good on paper, 4 teeth per ripper, magnetic shims…


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#1 posted 10-13-2018 05:48 PM

I do not have this blade, however I have bought a number of products from Griz. I have stopped buying anything with a cutting edge because they are generally made of lower quality Chinese metals, which don’t make, or hold an edge very well. This is including their “carbide tipped” products. I put them on par with the metals you would see on a HF dado blade set.

I don’t see anything there about a warranty, or country of origin. For Griz on cutters of any type this isn’t rare. I believe the only cutters they sell as house brand are the indexing cutters from Germany they use on their spiral cutterheads, and they usually make a big deal about that, so not seeing it advertised I believe these will be Chinese.

At 140 bux I would suggest the Freud dado stack at 100 bux I have a 6” and an 8” of that set, and have been happy enough I didn’t see a need to go to their much higher priced blade sets. True they have 2 teeth on the chippers, but I get regular flat bottoms, and smooth sides, IOW I don’t need to go back and improve my dado’s with hand tools after running them on the TS. If you look at the reviews on that blade set, just look at dates 2015 and newer. They did have issues from 2008 till 2015 with several aspects of the blade, but have evidently made changes. I would not have given that review prior to the new blades.

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#2 posted 10-15-2018 11:29 AM

Thanks for the response.

The Freud definitely seems to be the most popular/common, so maybe I’ll just go with that and pick up some aftermarket magnetic shims.


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#3 posted 10-15-2018 12:04 PM

... I put them on par with the metals you would see on a HF dado blade set.

- therealSteveN

I agree on the HF comment. Personally, I don’t buy blades and bits at HF so won’t buy them at Grizzly.

-- Aaron - Aspiring Craftsman

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