It seems to me that you are showing your ignorance, of that particular tool.
The prevailing opinion is that those recent C-man saws are real legitimate
contenders at that price point. I used to own a C-man saw; it was not the
greatest but it could me made to produce some decent work. You're being
The guy as asked for dado blade help and you told him to buy a new saw.
What's your point? And to be specific, I suggested a different *type* of
dado, not a different quality.
Dude, choose a smaller raker and use the shims? Stock thickness is seldom
exact. That's what the shims are for.
Ok, so we'll put you in the camp of folks who think that it's worth it to
pay more for a decent dado set.
Agreed. I think everyone can see who's showing ignorance here... A guy
asks about a Dado set and has his TS shredded.
In any case, in my previous post I mentioned a Freud Diable dado set and
I was incorrect. Its just a Freud Dado set... it doesn't say Diablo
anywhere on it. I just ran some 3/4" dado's <nominally> on some 3/4"
oak ply and they came out beautifully.
I would recommend getting the Forrest WoodWorker II thin kerf blade,
though. I got one a few projects after I got the saw and the difference
Stephen M wrote:
fence. He does better work than I with his "crappy" saw! In reality it is a
pretty nice saw. He got it for free, and has tuned it up really well. New
fence, and later a new motor when the 30+ year old original burned out. I
have used it myself and it compares equally with a $1000 Delta contractors
saw. Can't complain as he has less than $400 in it!
There's no problem with the mandrel capacity on that saw.
I use my Forrest set on it all the time at full capacity.
And FWIW, it is perfectly acceptable to run a dado set without the
outside blade washer.
Don't listen to that stuff about 'Crapsman'. He's probably not seen the
new line or just has a hangup from the crap they put out in the past.
They aren't Unisaws, but the new Craftsman saws are quite nice and are
comparable in every aspect to other saws in the same 'contractor' saw
I am by no means an expert, but as for the dado issue: I have the 22114
and the Freud Diablo stacked blade I got at HD on sale for 79.00 or so a
while back. I make 3/4" wide dadoes just fine. IIRC for 3/4" they use
all but one of the chippers and two of the small shims so its pretty
thick. I can still get the arbor washer on and manage enough turns of
the nut to feel confident it was secure. I don't know how thick the
center of the wobble dado cutter you have is but it may be that its just
too big. Maybe the body of your dado cutter fulfills the role of the
washer and its not needed? Check the documentation that came with it.
But most of all go by this mantra...
IF YOU DON'T FEEL SAFE DOING SOMETHING, DON'T DO IT!!!!! Buy a new dado
set that fits and make more small passes. No need to get yourself hurt
or worse gambling that something is safe when it may not be.
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