During my next trip to the US, I’m planning to get a dado cutter set for
my TS (4 HP, max. 12” blades). Unfortunately, we can’t get the
affordable ones any more here in Germany for security reasons.
What is your recommendation for a good quality set which can be mail
ordered in advance to the address of a friend in the US?
Are you aware of sets for 30mm arbors or a commercial source for 5/8 to
30 mm adaptors?
All tools with manual feed used in commercial environments must have a
chip thickness control/limitation as otherwise something could get
caught and fire back. AFAIK this is the reason. This would not
necessaryly apply for private use, but the commercial market is gone ....
So did I, re: the terrorists. Now, I get the picture of a Nannie State
I would simply have to refuse to live in. However, I'm afraid the good
ole' U.S. is getting to be just like so many little pitiful countries
with such laws/rules. God!, maybe I just oughta be thankful I grew up
in the 50's and maybe I'll be lucky enough to have enjoyed a good life
and be dead before that sorry state of affairs finally comes to pass
here. SHEEZ! --controlling dado blades! What a CROCK!!
P.S. - Watch out for that 60 grit sandpaper - it just might nick a
Apparently they have some kind of regulation about how fast the saw has to
stop and dado blades add enough inertia that the saw won't stop within the
Fellow I used to work with came to the US in the early 40s due to having the
good fortune to survive an encounter with the 82nd Airborne. A few years
ago he went back to Germany to visit relatives--first time he had been back
since he was captured. His comment was that they lived really well, had
nice houses, beautiful furniture, and there wasn't enough money in the
whole world to induce him to move back there.
I agree 100 per cent about the Nanny State stuff, on the other hand
good to be aware of the damage a dado setup can do. As part of your
community service and classroom time children I'll describe something
I did as a novice - The 5 blades were set up for dadoing and in the
meantime I needed to rip a board. The amount of waste didn't matter
and I didn't feel like changing the blade, so I began the rip. The
began to warp and there was a big boom! and the piece flew into my
solar plexus, knocking the wind out of me. The next day I noticed that
the blade was out of parallel with the table. The force of the wood
jamming against the blade actually bent the trunnion of the saw!
Damn guys, give the fellow a break!
Looks like you posted the question to the wrong group, if you want my
opinion! All you've gotten so far is useless nonsense about how you say
something, pronounce something, and crap like that. Then they start off with
other useless, pointless nonsense and forget about your, the original
poster's question. I'll try and help.
I've gotten quite a bit of stuff there.
BTW, it matters not what others interrupt, you know what you mean.
Bob answered his question succinctly and included a couple of links to
two different manufacturers, including Forrest, within an hour of the
OP's original post, so I'm not sure what you mean about useless
Es war nur eine kleine Fehler. Wahrscheinlich ist Ihr Englisch viel besser als
What are you talking about? Particularly, why say that in response to *me*?
All I did was to explain to someone else why a (presumably) non-native speaker
of English might have written "security" when he meant "safety".
Doug Miller (alphageek at milmac dot com)
I'm not. Forgive me, or rather this stupid ass ISP. They screwed up again!!
Disregard things that look out of place, because they are. Wasn't my fault.
Well I guess it is, I should really get a better news reader.
Years ago, I was watching a low-budget martial arts movie on TV, one of those
films that's so bad it's good because it's unintentionally funny... and in one
scene, the Bad Guys are chasing the Good Guy and the Pretty Girl through a
warehouse. The Good Guy has run out of throwing stars (Oh, NO!!), and just as
the Bad Guys are closing in, he and Pretty Girl run past a pile of blades for
portable circular saws (which just conveniently happened to be laying there).
Good Guy grabs some and throws them at the Bad Guys, stopping them in their
tracks. Good Guy turns to Pretty Girl and says, deadpan -- and I swear I'm not
making this up, he really said this -- "Thank God for Black and Decker."
Doug Miller (alphageek at milmac dot com)
On Sun, 11 Jun 2006 02:20:30 GMT, email@example.com (Doug Miller)
Well obviously. If they'd been using better quality tools they
wouldn't have needed to have whole piles of them lying around, would
they? Plus if that had been a Festool circular saw the Good Guy would
have been obligated to stop and play with it, thus getting the Pretty
You would have thought that Black and Decker would have grabbed this up and
used it for a commercial.
Since their target audience is probably the same guys who watch this sort of
(Sorry about that Doug)
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