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Forum topic by bluekingfisher posted 05-27-2012 07:44 AM 1269 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-27-2012 07:44 AM

Morning boys & Girls.

I have an Elu 1251 RAS with a 10” blade and a 1.5HP motor….. I think?.

My qusetion is, will it take a 10” dado set OK (I already use an 8” dado on it) But rather than crank up the head to suit th3 8” version would then 10” be OK to use do you think.

Thanks all.


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#1 posted 05-27-2012 08:09 AM

I think that is the same saw as the Dewalt 1251 which I think is a 10” blade max saw. General rule of thumb is a 8” dado on a 10” saw, even disregarding this I would not run a 10” stack on a 1.5hp saw, actually not on a 3hp saw either. If you do buy a 10” stack make note of the arbor hole, most of them will have a 1” hole, but you can certainly get 5/8”.

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#2 posted 05-27-2012 08:10 AM

unless you plan on making dado’s a full 3” deep
that would be pretty hard to justify
it seems to me

the extra room needed for this blade would be
hard to find in some saws
as they might rub on some parts inside
and you would need a special insert for them

this is a forrest dado with a 5/8” bore

way expensive
and the extra diamiter would bog the motor down

just my observations
from reading other posts

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#3 posted 05-28-2012 07:17 AM

AHuxley/Patron – thanks for the feedback fellahs, you confirmed my thoughts, it was just that I had the chance of an almopst near new Freud 10” set for £50. Only a bargain if it actually works I guess.



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