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Forum topic by Gpilot posted 04-11-2020 09:11 PM 700 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Gpilot

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04-11-2020 09:11 PM

Topic tags/keywords: table saw dado blade

I have Sawstop 3hp professional cabinet saw. Max dado set width 13/16”. I am try to put 3/4” (12/16) dado set but when loaded on arbor with flange there are only a few threads left on arbor to hold the nut. Is this safe? Do I omit the flange and just use the nut? Any solutions to this problem?


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#1 posted 04-11-2020 09:41 PM

Threads should extend past the nut.
What does SawStop say?

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TimInIndiana

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#2 posted 04-11-2020 09:56 PM

Per the manual:

For dado widths larger than about 3/8 inch, do not use the arbor washer. Instead, tighten the arbor but directly against the dado set.

Manual PDF

See page 29.

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#3 posted 04-11-2020 10:29 PM

RTFM. How un-manly. :)

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#4 posted 04-11-2020 10:37 PM



RTFM. How un-manly. :)

- tvrgeek

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#5 posted 04-12-2020 03:28 AM

Why, readin’ the manual, that’s just plain cheatin’!

-- Andy - Arlington TX

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#6 posted 04-12-2020 11:59 AM

I had a similar moment on my jobsite saw (not saw stop) and thought I am not comfortable with this. I ended up making multiple passes. It is nice to know that I can get that last blade on when its close.

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#7 posted 04-12-2020 04:18 PM

The nut should be completely on the threads.

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#8 posted 04-14-2020 12:46 AM

Never looked at a Sawstop in detail. I can’t tell from the PDF from above how thick the arbor flange is. On my Unisaw the arbor flange and nut is all one substantial piece. I found using a fender washer gives a larger surface for the arbor nut too hold the dado stack on the arbor. Whatever you do, do not spin that wide of a dado blade without the full threads of the arbor nut in place.

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#9 posted 04-14-2020 12:21 PM

Only because I’m desperate for something to do in the shop, I measured the SS flange washer thickness. It’s 3/8”. I had bought the optional nut for my Uni when I had it that had the attached washer, it was a nice addition. However, that set came with a different nut for dado sets that didn’t have the washer on it.

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