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05-05-2021 06:15 PM

Having just made the investment in a new Sawstop my 6” dado blades are now redundant as I have to use an 8” set.


I have 2 sets available with very few miles on them.

6” Dado Sets

Freud SD306 – hardly used, unless you make lots of cabinets how many dados can you cut :-) Amazon price is $150, will take $100

Avenger – Only used twice before somebody gave me the Freud for Xmas, been sitting in draw since. This is essentially the Oshlun set with different branding. Amazon is $89, will take $55

If I understand correctly Sawstop say not to use thin kerf blades so may also have a few with now saw to use them in. If you are interested let me know.

Tenryu GM-25540 10” 40t combo gold medal
Ryobi 40T combo for BT3100- Flat Grind, sharpened and still cuts great
Forrest WWII TK 3/32 – Full disclosure, this is sharp and cuts but does have a few chipped teeth as I stupidly had it in the saw when cutting some reclaimed lumber and found a nail
Basic TK (0.88) 40T blade – great to use for rough cuts in reclaimed lumber – Wished I remembered to use instead of my WWII :-(
Diablo 24T ripper

Thanks

Jon


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#1 posted 05-05-2021 06:58 PM

Jon, I am not aware of any recommendations from SawStop about not using thin kerf blades. Here’s a link to the main public SawStop tech’s adivce on various related topics – https://www.trentdavis.net/wp/2018/08/06/helpful-sawstop-links/?fbclid=IwAR3X5o45dt9DlhRmHnaI0vjsPP_T0oOUNPMa2aV-SuT1UPNQfnNu_YdhRn8#7---thin-kerf-blades-and-riving-knives--

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#2 posted 05-05-2021 08:31 PM



Jon, I am not aware of any recommendations from SawStop about not using thin kerf blades. Here s a link to the main public SawStop tech s adivce on various related topics – https://www.trentdavis.net/wp/2018/08/06/helpful-sawstop-links/?fbclid=IwAR3X5o45dt9DlhRmHnaI0vjsPP_T0oOUNPMa2aV-SuT1UPNQfnNu_YdhRn8#7---thin-kerf-blades-and-riving-knives--

- Dave Mills

Thanks Dave I had read that blog, lots of good info. According to the SS Q& A “Blades with kerfs much thinner than 3/32” should not be used because those blades might not be strong enough to withstand the force applied by the brake when it activates.”

The TK WWII comes in at 3/32 or .094 I believe and the Tenryu GM at .111. These would probably be fine but I also do have a bunch of 1/8 full kerf blades and as I stumped up for the 3hp 220 I figured better to try and stay close to the same kerf. In my old saw I ended up with a bunch of custom ZCTPs as it seemed every blade was not quite the same kerf. with the SS throat plates at $50 a pop trying to avoid those issues.

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#3 posted 05-05-2021 08:59 PM

Ah, got it. By the way I use only 1/8” blades on my PCS too. The fence is super accurate, and it was bugging me to have to make minor tweaks just because the factory blade is slightly narrower than 1/8”.

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#4 posted 05-05-2021 09:51 PM

PS:

Edit & resave your pics and they’ll upload correctly here.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#5 posted 05-05-2021 09:55 PM



PS:

Edit & resave your pics and they ll upload correctly here.

- Madmark2

Do you mean there is a way to do that on here? They are the right way up on my computer.

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#6 posted 05-05-2021 09:58 PM



Ah, got it. By the way I use only 1/8” blades on my PCS too. The fence is super accurate, and it was bugging me to have to make minor tweaks just because the factory blade is slightly narrower than 1/8”.

- Dave Mills

Yup that stock blade is .118. how is it in general use? Was wondering what to do with that other than a spare when resharpening my 1/8 WWII

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#7 posted 05-05-2021 10:08 PM



Yup that stock blade is .118. how is it in general use? Was wondering what to do with that other than a spare when resharpening my 1/8 WWII

The factory blade is perfectly acceptable and lots of folks just use it as their combo blade. So if you get a different combo, then yes the SS blade would make a fine backup as long as you remember your fence is going to be off a hair.

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#8 posted 05-06-2021 02:45 PM


Yup that stock blade is .118. how is it in general use? Was wondering what to do with that other than a spare when resharpening my 1/8 WWII

The factory blade is perfectly acceptable and lots of folks just use it as their combo blade. So if you get a different combo, then yes the SS blade would make a fine backup as long as you remember your fence is going to be off a hair.

- Dave Mills

The lightbulb just went off!! Scratching my head as to why blade kerf would change fence accuracy. The saw i have been using the last 16 years is Right Tilt so arbor is same side as fence and therefore fence scale is true no matter which blade i use.

No i am joining the left tilt world thats another good reason to standardize on same kerf blades.

That Tenryu GM is definitely going, shame as its a great blade. Who wants it?

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#9 posted 06-10-2021 04:43 PM

Both Dado sets still available. Neither of these have had much use so close to new especially the Avenger/Oshlun.

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