Dado BladeDado blades are often the only type of table saw blade that will do the job. Plywood, melamine, maple; dado blades can make clean cuts in all of these types of materials and more. Many types of dado blades require minimal to no sharpening as well yet still cut smoothly.
Why Are There 8″ Dado Blades That Don’t Fit in Most Table Saws
Manufacturers make several dado sets for different sized table saws and cutting speeds, but why make them smaller than the safer 10″ saw blades?
CMT 230-524-08 Dado Blade Set Makes Flawless Plywood and Melamine Cuts
The CMT Dado Blades make near perfect cuts in melamine and oak plywood but struggles with other types of wood.
Freud Tools SD508 Dado Set Makes Good Workshop Cuts at a Decent Price
The Freud SD508 Dado Blades cut melamine, maple, and cedar well with anti-kickback provisions and almost no need for sharpening.
Infinity Dadonator Dado Blade Cuts Plywood, Melamine with Clean Cuts
Infinity is relatively new to the dado blade market, but the Dadonator is already one of the best available for cutting ply, melamine, and maple wood.
Ridge Carbide Northwoods Dado-Master Makes Mostly Clean Cuts
Ridge Carbide’s Dado-Master dado blade leaves a few splinters, but overall, our author can’t complain with the blade’s overall performance.
Amana Tools 658060 Prestige Dado Blade Set Has Solid Chipping Blade Power
Amana’s 2011 Prestige Dado Blade Set has solid performance for a reasonable price compared to other dado blades on the market.
Forrest Dado King Dado Blades Perfect for Crosscutting and Chipping Wood
Forrest continues its stranglehold on the dado blade industry with an expensive, but excellent sawing option for just about any type of wood.
Everlast Saw’s DS840 Dado Blade Has More Saw Teeth for Nice Cutting but More Scoring
The Everlast Saw Dado blade has 16 more saw teeth, which means that hit cuts through composites and cedar cleanly, but leaves more scoring.
Bosch PRO824 Dado Blade Set Cuts Plywood, Melamine with Minimal Scoring
This Bosch Dado blade kit is a bit overpriced, but does a good job making clean cuts on plywood and melamine and minimal scoring on maple.
Dado Blade Review – Amana, Freud and Infinity Blades the Best Bets for Your Table Saw
Dado blades are specialized shop tools, so you want to ensure you get the best for your money. Our expert tries them all and makes his picks.
Forrest Manufacturing Thin Kerf Dado Blades Cut without Splintering
Forrest’s Manufacturing Thin Kerf Dado blade set makes quick, clean cuts with 24 teeth, even in plywood or melamine, with no chipping or splintering.
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