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Freud SD608 8'' Dial-A-Width Dado

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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
(5) Chippers (4 at 1/8" and 1 at 3/32")
(2) Outside Blades
(1) Wrench
(1) Carrying Case
(1) Instructional Poster and DVD
More Information
Brand Freud
Manufacturer Part Number SD608
Weight 10.9000
Tech Spec
  • Fits arbor size of 5/8"
  • 1/4" to 29/32" range of adjustment
  • 24 Tooth outer blades 4 Tooth chippers
  • Max RPM 6,000
  • Each click of the dial adjusts the blade by .004"
  • Adjusts easily to right or left operating machines
Saw Blade Diameter 8"
4.7 / 5.0
19 Reviews
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freud 8 inch adjustable dado dial a width
high quality and very easy to use. However for the cost you could have provided a much better quality storage box. This plastic junk does not hold a candle to your high quality product and does not hold up to constant use. Please help me out here, Do not be so cheap it does not become you!
November 13, 2019
3 weeks ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great accurate product.
September 20, 2019
2 months ago
So far, so good
I've only had my dial- a-width dado set for a few weeks but I've been able to put it to work and find it MUCH easier to use than my old standard stacked set. Even better, the dados it cuts are cleaner than before.
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.
July 5, 2019
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Outstanding tool
Got tired of having to shim a 6 inch dado to achieve the dado width I need. The Freud solved that problem in spades.
October 20, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Freud Dial A Width Dado 608
Very high quality, well made, accurate. Very clean cuts in maple. Easy to adjust.
January 15, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Dial-a-Dado - Nice Dado Blade
There is a slight learning curve for this blade, for example, it comes set up for a right-tilting table saw and one must disassemble the parts and reassemble them for a left-tilting table saw, something I wasn't aware of. Part of the challenge for me was the fact that the instruction DVD that came with the blade wouldn't play on my computer, or any other in the house for that matter. So, into the written instructions and the internet I went to find instructions. Once I was able to figure out how it worked I have been very please / amazed at the results.
The cut is excellent, no chipping, no tearout, and the dial is precise to say the least.
Well done, Freud! Thanks!
July 23, 2017
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
high quality blade
check before you buy this blade will not fit a portable table saw the shaft for the blades are to short to put all the blades on it. need a big table saw. i was sad i could not use it. sent it back.
January 31, 2017
over 2 years ago
Extremely Easy to use
I purchased to use for box joints and dado cuts I need when working on various cabinetry. Having been using stacked dado blades that require shimming, I was impressed how easy this is to set up using the included charts. My box joints and dado cuts have been some of the best fitting joints I have ever made without a lot of constant removal for shimming. If there is a need for adjustment it is super simple and quick.
September 11, 2016
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Exceeded Expectations
The price tag was always a hurdle with this product, but after seeing the results I wish I would have purchased this dado set many years ago. I have done several cabinets and bookshelves with maple plywood which are prone to tear-out, but this dado gives perfect dados with NO tear-out.... as advertised. The flat bottom is an added bonus.
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.
June 19, 2015
Woodworking Experience:
Dado you can't do with out
This was my first dado blade and I wouldn't change it for anything. It is so easy to set and get the perfect size cut. No shims, easy to read chart to get you close to your size and dial it in. Prefect..... Yes it costs a little more but well worth the money. Its so easy even my young son can use it.
May 6, 2015
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Ease of use. No more shims
Don D on Sep 1, 2019
I expect this dado to both increase the speed and accuracy of my dado cuts.
Carl P on Jun 14, 2019
Ease of use. No more shims
Don D on Sep 1, 2019
Tired of shims, fine woodworking highly recommended
jim m on Jul 5, 2019
I expect this dado to both increase the speed and accuracy of my dado cuts.
Carl P on Jun 14, 2019
I was tired of using shims and I also wanted to move up to a good quality blade. After watching the video for this product I was sold on its design
RICH H on Feb 3, 2019
Needed a new dado set
Randy B on Nov 18, 2018
Had one long time ago, loved it. would highly recommend it
John R on May 28, 2018
I have struggled with shims on other sets I have.
David L. M on May 4, 2018
Hubs asked for it for Christmas to use in his workshop.
Julie B on Dec 8, 2016
Wanted something easy to adjust
Bruce B on Aug 27, 2016
Simplify process. Freud quality, good reviews. With no shims to lose, it has "dial-up" precision plus the added precision of internal chippers.
Scott B on Nov 6, 2015
When I saw how easy this is to adjust compared to the Dado set I had before, it just made sense. I have Freud Forstner and (a few) router bits, and they make a great product, so I am confident these will have the same quality.
Bret on Sep 30, 2015
Great review in Fine Wood Working.
Harvey S on Aug 2, 2015
Freud brand reputation for quality. This product represents outstanding engneering innovation.
J A on May 9, 2015
Superior flat bottom, no edge tear out cuts.
Lynn D on May 1, 2015
Tired of shims, fine woodworking highly recommended
jim m on Jul 5, 2019
I was tired of using shims and I also wanted to move up to a good quality blade. After watching the video for this product I was sold on its design
RICH H on Feb 3, 2019
will this dado head fit most 10" tablesaws ?
jake e on Nov 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This will fit most cabinet table saws. It may be too large for contractor saws and will not work on the smaller job site saws
I have a powermatic 2000 table saw. Will this dado fit and let me use the max width of 13/16"?
Wamjr on Nov 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes it fits on my Powermatic 2000
Can this dado set be used on the Makita table saw model MLT 100 ?
Enio K on May 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No, this is much to large for that small of a table saw
were can I obtain a bearing spring?
A shopper on Sep 3, 2015
will it work on Grizzly G0715P?
Eduardo S on Apr 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Arbor to short. If it did fit on the arbor you would have to remove the whole lower shroud.
I have a Freud dial-a-width dado set and love it but have one puzzling problem. If I take the dado off my jet contractor table saw to use another blade and afterwards put the same dado blades back on the saw (with the clicks not having been touched), the cut width is often slightly different than when I cut before changing the blades. I am very careful to ensure that all blades are seated into the next precisely. Can anyone offer a suggestion?
judyjo on Feb 5, 2017
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.
I have a 6”dado but need a new 8” dado for my new SawStop 3HP professional cabinet saw. Will this dado work on it?
Crackerjackman on Aug 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: While I do not have a Saw Stop, but have a Grizzly Cabinet saw and it works perfectly on it, I would think for the money you invested in the Saw Stop it should work. The arbors are the same size.
will it fit a hitachi 10 inch table saw ?
John R on May 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: John, I cannot answer specifically because I have mine installed on a Grizzly Hybrid saw, but if it has the standard 5/8 arbor I would think that it will work OK.
Will this work with a sawstop saw with the dado cartridge of course? Don't see any disclaimer that it won't fit the cartridge spacing but anyone tried?
Dliguori25 on Jul 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It worked on my table saw with a standard dado insert.
Will this fit a shopsmith?
Jon on Sep 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Jonathan, I do not know. I had to return mine as it would not fit in the plastic surrounding my normal blade to capture dust, it was too wide. I ended up buying the stacked set but unfortunately I can not use all of the blades as the arbor on my Bosch Table saw is not long enough.
what is the minimum arbor length for the SD 608?
Keith on Oct 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Keith, I have a Powermatic 64B 10" saw and I just looked the info up on the arbor. This saw the max on this saw is 13/16" . I have used that blade as a back up while my main one was out for sharping. Hope this helps you.
The instruction start with identifying which side the arbor is on. Which is the "front" of the saw. Is it the feed side or the output side?
Don D on Sep 11, 2019
BEST ANSWER: the front is on the "input " side, where you stand when using the saw.
What is the required shaft length for this set?
Frank E on Jul 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I am not sure what the required length is, but on my Grizzly Hybrid saw the shaft is approximately 15/8" long with no backers on it and it works perfectly with backers installed on it.
will this fit bosch 4100?
Mary M on Mar 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I do not know as I have never even looked at this Bosch saw. I have Grizzly hybrid cabinet saw and it works perfectly on it. Sorry I couldn't give you a better answer!
will this fit powermatic pm1000?
Jeff S on Oct 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: arbor has to be at least 1and half long.
Would this set work on Bosch GTS 10 XC, please?
Camoony on Dec 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Your style song or a cabinet so it should work check the owner's manual make sure the diameter of the shaft is the right size for the saw blades and that the shaft is long enough to accommodate the full with that you would be using it at some cells have a shorter Arbor than others you need to check your owner's manual before.
Can this be resharpened by most shops that reshapen blades? If you don't really know, please refrain from answering.
J t on Dec 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: While I have not yet had to have mine resharpened, personally, I would not trust having this done by a local shop. Freud offers sharpening service for their blades, and that is where I would send it.
Will this blade fit a Rigid TS3650 table saw?
Byron R on Oct 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Probably won't be an answer directly, but it does fit my SawStop table, if those two are at all alike physically.
will this blade work on craftsman 10" contractor saw model no. 351.218331?
david f on Sep 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have this blade, and love it. The only two questions related to whether it will fit your saw, is if the arbor diameter and arbor length on your saw is the same as the dado blade. This blade is such a normal table saw accessory that I can't imagine it would not fit. I attempted to find the specs on your saw online, but could not.
Jim Hanna
will a freud sd608 work with a bosch 4100?
Mike on Dec 7, 2017
So, is there any way to cut dados for 1/4” ply which is 7/32” actual size? I've read that with the SD606 you use the inner cutter, the outer cutter and zero clicks on the dial-a-width. So I guess it depends on all things being equal other than diameter.
al b on Feb 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I read the specs a little closer and got my answer that is it will work for undersized 1/4" plywood.
Work on a Powermatice 64A? The specs for the saw are "Maximum Width of Dado (in.) 13/16 - Maximum Diameter of Dado (in.) 7-1/2
al b on Feb 21, 2017