I am curious, I've read on a Bosch ad that you can use a dado blade on a
Bosch bench table saw.
Did someone try it?
Was it working good?
Did you use a 8" dado blade or a 6"?
What width and thickness did you remove in one pass?
General comment about this table saw?
I have had one about a year. You can do 1/2" in one pass. I have used 8"
set. The earliest ones supposedly had a problem with the blade creeping down
when using dado or molding head, mine odesn't have that problem on dados,
couldn't really say aout the molding head. I never tried it. Any more and
part of you dado set is on the threads of the arbor. It is closer to a
woodworking saw than any of the other jobsite saws I looked at (IMO). Fence
works well, miter slot isnt bad 3/8 X 3/4 not "t" slot.
Soft start is great. I found that bolting the saw to the stand and weighting
the stand makes a nice rip cutting improvement. Side and Rear extensions are
very helpful. I am pretty sure Bosch says no wobble dado blade, but I have
read of some people using them. I wouldn't. Some people complain about blade
change. I think it could have been better, but if you follow the
instructions in the manual (good manual) it is no problem. The splitter is a
bit of a stinker to align with a thin curf blade, but once there it stays. I
bought a thin curf Woodworker II at Forrest rep's recommendation. If I had
to do it again I think I would have gotten the normal kerf blade, it has
plenty of power and would handle it fine for most woods and thicknesses in
All that said, I did just buy a contractor's saw, because I want to combine
router table and saw with an incra setup, and mine has never left the garage
Bob by Chicago.
I've used a Freud 8" Superdado set in mine. The only limitation is that
the short arbor of the saw limits the width of the dado you can make in
one pass to 1/2". I'm happy with the saw. I use a regular Forrest WWII
blade for most work. Most demanding thing I have done is ripping 1 3/4"
hard maple and it works fine although I have to feed slowly and am
probably approaching the limit of the saw/blade combo. The nice thing
about the WWII is that is works well for >90% of my cuts so blade
changes are minimized. I do switch to a Freud 80 tooth laminate blade
when cutting plywood because I already had the blade, and it does a
slightly better job than the WWII for that task.
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.