Have a Unisaw, looking for a dado set. On-line Ive found and read
about everything from a $50 set with paper shims to a high-end Freud
SD600 dial-a-width adjustable dado costing $400 ($250 street price).
Any recommendation on a dado that cuts square corners and a flat
bottom??? Where to buy???
The Infinity Dadonator has been the top pick in several WW magazine tool
tests. I have had one for 6 months and LOVE it. At $179.00 Its a great
deal. check it out at www.infinitytools.com
Same here, and I got it the same way, for $149, delivered. <G>
The 8" Dado King does leave very slight "bat wings", but I'll take
them considering the beautiful results the set provides across the
grain of hardwood veneer plywood.
My DK replaced a Freud 8", which I can't remember the number but it
The DK is on my very short list of tools that I would pay full price
to replace, if necessary.
Hard to go wrong with the Ridge Carbide "North Woods" dado set IMO.
Somewhat smoother cut than the Forrest Dado King, at about two-thirds the
price. Bought one at the woodworking show about three years ago, and am
absolutely delighted with the quality of the cuts.
Doug Miller (alphageek at milmac dot com)
Thanks to everyone for the suggests!!!
I tried for the $170 Infinity Datonator but they are sold out, on back
order for a couple weeks more. Didnt want to toss out $250 for the
Freud dial-a-setting dados, but then Joseph mentioned a deal on
Amazon.com. Didnt find it, but I did find a brand new set of Freud
SD608 dial-a-setting dado on Ebay for $186 delivered, so I bought it.
Thanks again to everyone.
I've been wanting to give this "Freud SD-608" set a try considering the
miles of dado's I seem to cut in a year, mostly based on how damn tired I
get of dealing with the plethora of shims on my old Amana stack.
It seems Joseph was indeed remarkably prescient above, I am tickled to say.
The local Rockler here in Houston just sold one to me for $199.99 plus tax.
They were having an e-mail promotion of 20% off any one item (with a few
exclusions) and, although they originally quoted me $249.99, it came up at
the register for $259.99, but they honored the verbal quote.
$249.99, less the $50 discount, plus $16.50 tax = $216.49 ... precisely the
incentive I needed to make the jump.
So, thanks Joseph, for your precience, and Rockler for your good business
On that note, the management and salesmen/girl at the local Rockler here in
Houston are indeed a fine bunch of folks, all knowledgeable woodworkers
themselves, and Texas friendly to a treat. Just to walk in and be greeted by
name is like going into the old Hardware store in the town of my childhood.
No affiliation ... just a satisfied customer who understands how rare that
is in this day and age!
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