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SawStop Dado Brake Cartridge

Item #
26192
Rating:
98% of 100

SawStop is revolutionizing table saw safety. The Dado Brake Cartridge is for 8" (dado) saw blades and fits all models of SawStop table saws (except older models). Current models use brake cartridges with a blue tinted plastic case and 9-pin connector. Designed for quick replacement when activated and compatible with all woods and other non-conductive materials.

(1) SawStop Dado Brake Cartridge
More Information
Brand SawStop
Manufacturer Part Number TSDC-8R2
Weight 1.1000
Tech Spec
  • Weight: 2 lbs.
  • Length: 7"
  • Width: 5"
  • Height: 2.5"
4.9 / 5.0
29 Reviews
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Only way to be able to cut dados
January 21, 2020
Purchased
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Saw stop dado cartridge
The cartridge mounted easily with the directions supplied
October 15, 2019
Purchased
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Easy to Install
Easy to Install. Fortunately, have not had it discharge so, I can't comment on that aspect.
September 23, 2019
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great
Does the job perfectly and not a big fuss to swap out the regular cartridge.
September 3, 2019
Purchased
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Sawstop Dado Brake Cartridge
This is the first time I have used a dado blade on my Sawstop table saw. The Dado Brake Cartridge was easy to install. After installing the blade, I had to make only minimal adjustment of the brake to ensure proper blade clearance. I have made multiple dado cuts and everything works great.
June 17, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Brake cartridge
Saved a finger!
May 1, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Fit and finish top notch. So far no complaints.
April 12, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
typical Sawstop product
Great product, seems like it will last a very long time. Well made and thought out.
March 25, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Needed for Dado Blades
The Dado Brake is necessary when using the Dado Blades on the Sawstop saw. It was a little tricky to install the first time, but I got better at it the more I did it. I did not have to use the brake and hope I never do.
January 29, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Dados on the Jobsite Saw
Just started using dado on my SawStop Jobsite saw and wish I hadn't waited so long. Very easy to set up and just works perfectly. No makes this saw, which I love, even more versatile.
January 28, 2019
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
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I have a saw stop and using the dado set without the brake makes no sense, I bought the saw for the technology.
Mike E on May 15, 2020
I will be building bookshelves with my new SawStop table saw.
Capt Kirk on Apr 30, 2020
I have a saw stop and using the dado set without the brake makes no sense, I bought the saw for the technology.
Mike E on May 15, 2020
Seems like a good idea.
Tatiana L on May 6, 2020
I will be building bookshelves with my new SawStop table saw.
Capt Kirk on Apr 30, 2020
Required for 8" dado
Michael L on Apr 29, 2020
Self explanatory
Richard B on Apr 27, 2020
Safety...To go with my Saw Stop Jobsite Pro
Joseph T on Apr 16, 2020
I need it to use my dado blade on my Saw Stop.
Carl S on Apr 9, 2020
For my Sawstop. Accidentally tripped my dado brake so need to replace.
Steve H on Mar 31, 2020
Need this if you're going to use an 8" dado blade. BTW, it's my understanding that a 6" dado blade will not work in this machine. Wish SawStop made a 6" dado brake cartridge.
Rick R on Mar 28, 2020
goes with item 1
Robert B on Mar 21, 2020
New saw, need this for my dado stack
Tonis W on Mar 8, 2020
To cut dados
Barbara N on Feb 24, 2020
Same as above
Kyle B on Feb 3, 2020
only choice
adrian f on Jan 21, 2020
I choose critical components - a SawStop brake cartridge is critical - from Rockler to avoid buying fake components from less credible sources.
Sean F on Dec 9, 2019
Needed for Dewalt Dado blade set use on Sawstop cabinet saw
Walter G on Oct 8, 2019
Obviously if I'm going to Dado on the saw stop I need the dado cartridge!
D M on Oct 2, 2019
To deal with safety while doing dado cuts
tom a on Sep 1, 2019
Need for dado set
John S on Aug 14, 2019
Required for dado blade
Charles M on Jun 14, 2019
needed for dado
Randall T on Jun 5, 2019
New saw stop table saw. Will be doing some dado cuts for a project.
Nelda Lemmenes S on May 29, 2019
new saw
Daniel C on Mar 20, 2019
Because I needed a new one
William K on Mar 6, 2019
Needed it for saw.
Michael and Linda M on Feb 28, 2019
Keep the safety factor even while doing dado cuts.
Martha W on Feb 23, 2019
I use dado blades often.
Brandon W on Feb 21, 2019
Wanted the same protection when using the dado as when using the saw.
James B on Feb 1, 2019
needed for dado blade
James F on Jan 28, 2019
To use dado set on my Saw Stop saw.
George T on Jan 12, 2019
For use with dado blade stack
Donald C on Jan 11, 2019
have saw
dianne on Jan 9, 2019
Husband's gift list.
Margaret B on Dec 13, 2018
For Dado's, and it is a SawStop product.
Anthony M on Jun 27, 2018
If you wanna run a dado stack you have no choice but to buy this.
SHAWN P on May 15, 2018
I want to use a dado stack on my sawstop saw.
KEITH M on May 5, 2018
Need it to use dado blade set.
Justin R on Apr 30, 2018
I needed one to make dado cuts on my new Sawstop.
JOHN O on Apr 20, 2018
I just purchased a SawStop saw
Darrell on Mar 28, 2018
Safety, it's number 3!
Catrina W on Mar 28, 2018
new saw
paul j on Mar 5, 2018
Need it for dado blade.
Allen N on Feb 10, 2018
I have a saw stop but no dado brake cartridge
Larry A on Dec 9, 2017
because i need it
eugene m on Nov 15, 2017
Because you need a different cartridge for dado.
Adron B on Oct 26, 2017
i need it
Mike R on Aug 24, 2017
Did not come with saw.
Thomas C S on Jul 27, 2017
Duh. Needed a dado brake.
Benjamin H on Jul 13, 2017
need for my saw stop
Richard M on May 21, 2017
SawStop saw requires a different brake for doing dado work that the regular brake. Since I do a lot of dado work, I wanted the proper brake.
Dan M on Apr 29, 2017
Seems like a good idea.
Tatiana L on May 6, 2020
Required for 8" dado
Michael L on Apr 29, 2020
is the cartridge compatible with other brands of table saws?
mary r on Nov 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The cartridge is made for SawStop table saws only. I don't think other table saws have the electronics or ability to function like SawStop. However, I believe Bosch will be giving SawStop some competition soon, though but will use a different breaking design. Hope this helps.
Will this cartridge work with other brands of stacked dado blades?
Lynn Y on Dec 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Lynn, the answer is yes. It's not a question of brand but of circumference, and blade circumferences as far as I know are standard sizes. Check around for the sizes. I don't want to quote you wrong information. One thing for sure: The blade must be a credit card's width away from the cartridge in order for it to work and not be damaged by the blades. Check your SawStop manual for details or look up the manual online. BBW in Pebble Beach