Dado blade in circular saw

Assuming I can get the dado by the blade guard (or remove it), is there any reason a dado blade will not work in a circular saw?
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Arbor too short, blade bolt too short, might not fit through the foot, hard to handhold a saw cutting dadoes, and the fact that it's really dangerous.
GTO(John)

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Is your name Arnold Swazrhaggeter or whatever?
Man, do you have any clue as to how much wood you are taking off in a hand held machine? I have never done it so I can't say. But remembering the resistance and motor sounds in my tablesaw when I use it tells me a lot is happening- too much to risk my wrist on.
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any reason a dado blade will not work in a circular saw?
Not smart .... don't try it.
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Yes you can do this. In fact, I have a dado set made for my circle saw. The blades are about 3 to 4 inches in diameter. The holes on the dado set are larger than the arbor on the saw. A set of various length sleeves come with the set. The sleeves take up the space between the arbor and the blades. For 2 blades you use the 1/4" sleeve more blades require a longer sleeve. The dado blades fit inside the diameter of the guard. Strictly rough cut results but handy for cutting half lap joints on 2 by 4 stock.

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Leon wrote:

Never even heard of that Leon. Do you recall who made/makes it? I've put 2 7-1/4" blades on my Milwaukee dropfoot before without a problem for drainage slots in a wood ramp/walkway (had to leave off the washer but it worked fine.). If anyone tries this just remember to take your time, don't try to horse it.
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snip of scary question Zaf wrote:

There are a few things to consider here, starting with your insurance plan. Dado blades come stacked or wobble, and really should be in a table saw. I have a 7" wobble set up in a circular saw for when I'm feeling reckless and just want to remove a bunch of wood in a hurry without worrying much about neatness. It isn't pretty but it works, don't try it unless you're pretty good size, the thing fights back and if it gets away from you, parts of you will get away too. For accuracy a stacked Dado is the only way to go and a circular saw probably will have too short an arbor to use one safely. Can it be done, yes. Should it be done, no. Dave in Fairfax
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To summarize: you definitely can and absolutely shouldn't; I think you're nuts for thinking about it and I do it all the time. :-P
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I'm just glad my dado accident happened in a table saw and not a hand held. Had a big bruise on my abs from the wood shooting back and permanently bent the trunion on the table saw, had to throw it away.
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I can picture what will happen and the accompanying sound will be something like fresh hamburger meat thrown against a brick wall.
:-o
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hey.... sorry you didn't ask sooner..... i went downstairs and looked in my cabinet and lo and behold.... found the circlar saw dado set froms sears i was given about 20 billion yrs ago.... not carbide tipped, but *kromedge*..... never been used.... price marked on the outside original case... are you ready for this................... drum roll.............. 5.97
in case you are interested... order # is 9/ 3268
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Normally we are not proud of being ripped off.
On 22 Aug 2003 22:23:36 GMT, snipped-for-privacy@aol.com (WARRENRN1) wrote:

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aaahhhhh..... i personally was not ripped off.... i got it as a gift.... and like i said... new, never used... still in the original packaging material.... have no idea if it would ever work...
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Sounds like a heck of a deal! I'll be glad to give you -oh say- $8 plus shippng for it!
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