I just recently finished a project on which I used my father's Freud 6" dado
and really liked it. Therefore I am considering getting one. What
situations do need the additional capacity of an 8"? Have you had projects
where you needed it and if so, what were they?
According to the folks at Ridge Carbide, a 1.5 hp should be able to handle
an 8" OK. I have one on my saw and it works well. The 6" are meant for the
lower powered saws, like the benchtops. Of course I'm talking about a real
1.5 hp, not the Craftsman 6.8 HP with Dynaglide transmission and convertible
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