The original package for my dado blades is finally dead.
Are there boxes, something that can be made in the shop to store all of
the blades and chippers.
Are there plans, or am I over complicating the problem.
Probably yes to both questions.
Take a look at what Forrest uses for their Dado King dado blades. You can
probably make something similar. There is no reason to keep the blades
separated as they are not separate while spinning at 100 mph, something to
consider when making a case.
Can't comment on Forrest; however, the Freud set DEFINITELY needs to
keep the chippers and outside blades separated.
I'd make some spacer washers from "door skin" plywood, the balance of
the case from 3 layers of 3/8 ply.
That design will give you some router practice cutting inside
I've got a Freud set. They're nested in certain positions on the arbour and
in the carrier. The carbide on the outer blades is wider than the outer
blades themselves which contributes to a cleaner cut.
I had to buy a new set - and I chose carefully. The ply is in metric
and has odd dimensions. Be sure you measure and check your set.
Glad a job I got paid for a new set at the time.
The Forrest and most any outer set has carbide wider than the body of the
blade. If you take the same care to store them away as you do as when you
mount them on the arbor there should be no problem with storage.
The base diameter of each piece is the width that defines the chipper,
The carbide tooth is perhaps 1/16-3/32 wider than the base diameter
thickness which requires the teeth to be staggered into spaces on
adjacent cutters which is the means used to get a flat bottom dado.
Oranges and apples.
"Shims" are made from cardboard and are used to get an exact width
"Spacers" are a clear plastic circles that interlock with the blade
and/or chipper to insure that the carbide teeth do not come in contact
I'm not sure I need them Lew. The red plastic open faced case my stacked
dado set came in didn't have spacers of any kind. Yes, the blades and
chippers were spaced appropriately so the carbide tips didn't touch, but
they remained where they were placed if the plastic nut hold everything in
place was tightened even a little. And, when the set was on the tablesaw
arbour, again I placed everything so no tips touched and they remained there
when the arbour nut was tightened.
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