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#1 posted 03-05-2021 01:25 PM

I have a set and love them. I have the Incra I box I use it mainly with and it has been dead on and reversing them for bigger or smaller joints is a breeze. My joints are always tight and clean cuts even after years of use.

-- Bill eastern Washington Home of beloved ZAGS

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#2 posted 03-05-2021 01:27 PM

I have not. But I’ve been considering the Freud box joint set for a while. I’ll likely buy it whenever the next project comes along that will require box joints.

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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#3 posted 03-05-2021 02:10 PM

I have the Freud set, very accurate, easy to use. With Forrester I would expect the same.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#4 posted 03-05-2021 02:14 PM



I have a set and love them. I have the Incra I box I use it mainly with and it has been dead on and reversing them for bigger or smaller joints is a breeze. My joints are always tight and clean cuts even after years of use.

- Putttn

Thank you quote a recommendation! Thank you

Regards Tom

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#5 posted 03-05-2021 02:16 PM



I have the Freud set, very accurate, easy to use. With Forrester I would expect the same.

- woodbutcherbynight

That’s good to hear. I have some Freud blades I love and others not so much. How old is your set? I almost bought a set when the first box joint set was introduced?

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#6 posted 03-05-2021 02:18 PM



I have not. But I ve been considering the Freud box joint set for a while. I ll likely buy it whenever the next project comes along that will require box joints.

- HokieKen

I have thought about them as well.

Regards Tom

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#7 posted 03-05-2021 02:37 PM

I need to loot at my Freud Dado set to see it it is flat or cuts “bat wings”. I also wonder if this will be compatible with my SawStop saw. I have a dado cartridge but have been told that not all dados are compatible. I was thinking about making some storage boxes for some of my tools.

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#8 posted 03-05-2021 02:43 PM



I need to loot at my Freud Dado set to see it it is flat or cuts “bat wings”. I also wonder if this will be compatible with my SawStop saw. I have a dado cartridge but have been told that not all dados are compatible. I was thinking about making some storage boxes for some of my tools.

- controlfreak

Blades always worry me. I have hung blades individually each on there own peg board hook with space around them. That has taken up a bunch of room. The dado set I have is from dimar and it comes in a extremely well packed aluminum Case with foam between the blades. I need to come up with a different way of storing them so they are safe and take up less room. Wondering about a drawer setup like I saw on YouTube.

Regards Tom

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#9 posted 03-05-2021 02:46 PM


I have the Freud set, very accurate, easy to use. With Forrester I would expect the same.

- woodbutcherbynight

That s good to hear. I have some Freud blades I love and others not so much. How old is your set? I almost bought a set when the first box joint set was introduced?

- 75c

6 months, big upgrade from Craftsman dado set. Have Freud dado set as well

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#10 posted 03-05-2021 03:28 PM

Yes I do, was worth every penny when I bought it, not sure what they go for now?
Still as sharp and precise as the day I got it even after cutting a few box joints out of Plywood. Well guess it is a Forrest blade after all and not some cheap Freud :)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#11 posted 03-05-2021 03:30 PM



Yes I do, was worth every penny when I bought it, not sure what they go for now?
Still as sharp and precise as the day I got it even after cutting a few box joints out of Plywood. Well guess it is a Forrest blade after all and not some cheap Freud :)

- Andre

Thank you for the recommendation.

Regards Tom

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#12 posted 03-05-2021 05:34 PM


I have not. But I ve been considering the Freud box joint set for a while. I ll likely buy it whenever the next project comes along that will require box joints.

- HokieKen


I too have the Freud box joint set – work very well and stay sharp long term. One of the few blade choices that have… it is used primarily as my dado cutter on a radial arm saw. Very handy setup.

-- Bstrom

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#13 posted 03-05-2021 08:43 PM



I have the Freud set, very accurate, easy to use. With Forrester I would expect the same.

- woodbutcherbynight

Me too. Agree with above.

-- Ron

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#14 posted 03-05-2021 09:16 PM

Just finished a set of storage boxes with a self made box joint jig. Much cheaper than the Incra version and definitely less flexible but it did a great job.

https://www.lumberjocks.com/projects/418970

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#15 posted 03-05-2021 10:02 PM

I bought the Freud set when they first came out for around $60.

Mainly to cut 3/8” and 1/4” box joints, but lately I’ve been using it for far more. The cuts are exceptionally smooth and square, perfect for nibbling away at tenons where before I’d use a dado set or just a FTG rip blade.

The teeth are big chunks of carbide and tough. I was apprehensive when I needed a 1/4” shallow crosscut groove in the face of some maple I had just veneered. The tear out potential was high, but the blade cut perfectly.

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