Question from the old world;
As dado sets for table saws are prohibited here in Germany for safety
reasons, I'm looking to get one from a mail order house in the US or Canada.
Up to now, I only found sets up to 8" in diameter with a 5/8 bore. Does
anybody know a source for a set of at least 10" diameter and more important,
The unguarded blade set is masked by the work. An incautious woodworker can get
chewed up pretty well if he (or she) forgets what is going on.
Of course, that same incautious woodworker is the one who is likely to set a
router with its still spinning dado bit on his leg.
Facts are stupid things.
If you deal with Forrest directly rather than their Web Sales Site (3D
Sales) they will bore to 30mm and export their dado set.
You can call Forrest direct at the New Jersey plant, to order or have
questions call 800-733-7111 in the US or 973-473-5236 from Europe, ask for
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That's one of my pet rants, Ernie. It's the nanny-state syndrome rearing
its ugly head. It also appears that manufacturers are making machines which
do not have a sufficiently long arbor to accommodate a dado head, so even if
you're a consenting adult and you privately import one, it won't fit your
All it does is piss off people who are careful and competent, while the
cackhanded will simply find another way of removing their essential
Dimar Canada sell a very nice dado set at reasonable prices. Their 10" set
is offered in 5/8" and 1" bores but they can custom ream the bore to 30mm
for very little extra. I own an 8" 46-tooth set that was custom bored to
20mm (for an Inca Major TS) and the price I paid with the custom bore was
less than an off-the-shelf Freud professional dado set. Each dado set
includes 2 blades, one 6mm chipper, two 3mm chippers and one 1mm chipper to
produce grooves from 6mm to 20mm.
The page describing the dado sets on Dimar's web site is
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