I went through the same thing a few months ago and
after reading some posts here and a dado comparison
(I think in Wood Magazine), I went with the Freud 508.
This comparison had them both basically equal in
I have used it several times and it is very impressive -
especially for someone like me who had been using
an adjustable dado for many years. It gives nice sharp
cuts and flat bottoms. Nice case too.
I'm sure the Forrest (for about $100 more) might edge
it out in some manner but for me, I'm glad I saved the
money and went with the Freud.
I put the $100 toward a delta mortiser - another
I went with the Freud as well, haven't had any complaints, the cuts are
smooth and sharp enough for everything I have needed plus if I really need
a clean cut I'l use my router with a strait bit
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