Freud SD608 8'' Dial-A-Width Dado
Now you can have dial capability with no wobble! Stacked dado set features dial hub for shim-free adjustability and laser-cut blade plates for extreme accuracy. Micro-grain carbide is designed specifically for glue line rips to ensure superior cut and maximum life. With precision-ground arbors for precise blade alignment.
- Each "click of the dial adjusts the blade by .004" with an adjustable width range of 1/4" to 29/32", no more shims needed
- Oversized teeth allow for longer cutting life between sharpenings as well as more resharpenings
- The unique shear angles of the teeth slice through any material with razor sharp precision for a flawless finish
- Mounts easily with no loose components
- The adjustable hub allows users to fine tune the width of the dado without ever removing the dado cutter
- Comes with 5 chippers (4 at 1/8" and 1 at 3/32"). When combined with the 3/32" chipper, the hub ensures a precise fit, even on undersized plywood
(2) Outside Blades
(1) Carrying Case
(1) Instructional Poster and DVD
|Manufacturer Part Number||SD608|
|Saw Blade Diameter||8"|
3 weeks ago
2 months ago
Only one minor complaint: the instructions that come with the set appear to apply to an earlier version of my blade, referring, for instance, to a "red dial blade," when there is nothing red in the set.
5 months ago
1 year ago
1 year ago
The cut is excellent, no chipping, no tearout, and the dial is precise to say the least.
Well done, Freud! Thanks!
over 2 years ago
over 2 years ago
over 3 years ago
Initial setup is going to take some time. I found the written instruction to be confusing and not helpful, but the DVD was very well done. I would purchase this again without hesitation.
over 4 years ago
I also have this Freud device, and love it too. The answer to your question lies in understanding the design and exactly how the cut width adjustment is accomplished. The adjustment "ring" is not a uniform thickness around it's circumference, which allows the blade to be tilted as it is rotated. While your reasoning seems to make sense, once you take the multiple blades off the arbor, there is no way to keep the rotational relationship between all the blades exactly the same. A couple other factors that might create this slight deviation is the amount of torque applied to the arbor nut, as well as even a small particle of sawdust between the blades. You might want to pose this same question directly to Frued.
Something else that I have found to be a big help in setting the width of cut on this device, is a set of calipers that measures in millimeters. One side of the caliper allows you to measure the groove you are cutting, and the other side measures the width of the blade. The difference is the direct number of clicks to dial in the desired final setting. Hope this helps.