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Forum topic by knexster posted 04-12-2020 01:14 AM 258 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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knexster

63 posts in 2018 days


04-12-2020 01:14 AM

I am setting up for a 3/4 dado cut and the arbor doesn’t fully thread, but it’s secure. What is the largest dado anyone has cut using an old craftsman 113? I read that some have removed the arbor washer to accommodate the dado stack. Is this a reasonably safe solution?

This is my current situation. Go, or no go?

Thanks for any tips/answers!

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#1 posted 04-12-2020 01:40 AM

I used to run up to 7/8” wide with a 6” dado set. Yes that washer will have to be removed…but, reverse the arbor nut. So that the bigger flat side is towards the blades. It works…but the sound it makes…....

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knexster

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#2 posted 04-12-2020 01:59 AM



I used to run up to 7/8” wide with a 6” dado set. Yes that washer will have to be removed…but, reverse the arbor nut. So that the bigger flat side is towards the blades. It works…but the sound it makes…....

- bandit571

Thanks for the heads up on the sound! I’ll try it out, and now I won’t turn inside out whenever said “sound” occurs. Lol.

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#3 posted 04-12-2020 02:21 AM

or just use a flat kerf blade an a little ingenuity. I Don’t even mess with my dado set anymore I’m too scared of it.

I use a microjig matchfit dado stop.

https://www.microjig.com/products/dado-stop

Or use this guys method.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWhT7EGKgGM

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knexster

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#4 posted 04-12-2020 04:50 AM

Thanks again bandit! I removed the washer and flipped the arbor nut, and it worked great.

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