After seeing all of the positive comments about HF's cheap dado set I went
out and picked one up yesterday as they're on sale again. I just tried it
out and I'm not happy at all with the results. I've poseted pics in
a.b.p.w - can someone tell me if this is a bad set or have I gotten a crapy
Also, if any of you have one of these could you check for this problem on
I purchased the $39.95 stacked dado set, and found that the results very
much depend on setting the "stack" correctly". Make sure the cutters
alternate 90 degrees and that the cutters next to the outside blades are
between teeth. However, even with that, do not expect to have the same
results as a $200 professional set. It just won't happen...
I'm one of those that had 'positive' comments about the HF dado. Price
wise, however, I still think it is a bargain. Looking at one of my
the Forrest dado is on the left and the HF in the middle. You can see that
the Forrest has that same edge cutting pattern as the HF but not as severe.
IMHO if the cutter blades were not manufactured this way you would get all
sorts of splintering along the top edge of the cut. From my comments I
don't see how someone can assume I meant the HF was as good a dado set as
Lawrence L'Hote wrote, wondering if this is really what he meant?
Yes and come to think of it, most dado's are covered with a face frame
anyway. How often do you see them. But just knowing they're looking
screwed might bother some. I kinda like mine tight and straight with no
You can lead them to LINUX
but you can't make them THINK.
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