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Forum topic by Graft21 posted 04-25-2015 04:48 AM 1158 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-25-2015 04:48 AM

Hi Everyone. I came across this dado blade set on CL being sold for $50. I was wondering if anyone could give me advice on whether or not this is worth the price. This would be my first dado set so I don’t want to buy something that’s crappy.

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#1 posted 04-25-2015 05:52 AM

Save your money and get a Forrest it will last you a lifetime.

-- Respectfully, Paul

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#2 posted 04-25-2015 08:01 AM

I agree with pjjones46 except I like the Infinity blades. Either Dado set will last a lifetime.

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#3 posted 04-25-2015 11:49 AM

That will cut some troughs, but it’s hard to do much worse in a carbide tipped set….save your $50. It’s no better than the HF, Mibro, or Avanti sets IMO. If staying near $50 is critical, you might keep your eye in this and see what you can get it for.

You can get a “6 Oshlun set for $73 to your door….pretty respectable set.

The Delta/DeWalt 7670 is the best performer near the $100 mark IME….Sears sells the same set under the Craftsman name for $99 ($89 if your a Cman Club member).

The Infinity Dadonator is the best set I’ve used. It’s a lot more money, but it’s terrific performer.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#4 posted 04-25-2015 12:54 PM

To Knotscott’s excellent recommendation of the Infinity, I’d add Tenryu. About equal in price. BIG bat wings but an great dado set.
Because I use it mainly for box joints, I had mine reground to produce an ACTUAL flat bottom.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#5 posted 04-25-2015 01:29 PM

It seems that same set today on Amazon is $146, so $50 would be a pretty good price, especially if it’s new in package. I would say if you can’t or don’t want to spend $100 or more, then get this set.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#6 posted 04-25-2015 03:20 PM

That might be good for reserving for pressure treated, or other nasty wood you wouldn’t want to use a good dado on.

-- "Lack of effort will result in failure with amazing predictability" - Me

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#7 posted 04-25-2015 03:38 PM

I would agree with most that a Forrest or Infinity set will last forever UNLESS you do what I did and hit a piece of metal that is buried in the wood then it lasts about a millionth of a second longer. I found that having carbide tips replaced and reground was around $5 each.

The moral of the story is to be careful with what you cut.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#8 posted 04-25-2015 03:46 PM

In line with the thinking of pjones46 and TDH but would also add Freud Supper Dado (Stackable) blades.

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

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