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SawStop Dado Brake Cartridge

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SawStop Dado Brake Cartridge SawStop Brake Cartridge
SawStop Dado Brake Cartridge

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
17 Reviews
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Safety first!
Feel so much safer with this system! Already made mince meat of my thumb before buying this system!
December 3, 2018
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Fits and price is right
Fits as advertised
August 15, 2018
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
It's Great
Since I haven't had to use it yet, it's great! I have been fortunate enough to have kept my fingers away from the blades, so it's mate is still on patrol. SawStop is worth ever penny.
July 27, 2018
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
SawStop Dado Stop
Hey, it is what it is...it just took me a moment to figure out why
my Saw Stop would not run with the dado blade installed. Then
I realized dado blade is 8" vs. 10" regular blade, and the blade
brake must be installed within a specific clearance in order to work properly. Hence, the need for a dado brake. Duh...!
March 11, 2018
11 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Saw Stop Lock
Just bought as a precaution.. Hope I never need it.
January 14, 2018
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Tripped the brake
I tripped the brake when I ran the miter gauge into the dado stack. My fault for not checking the clearance when I changed the angle. The system worked flawlessly with a very loud disheartening "thunk."

The miter gauge had a nearly imperceptible nick in it. Unfortunately, one outside blade of the dado stack suffered a bent tooth significant enough to be unrepairable.

Another mistake may have contributed to the damage: When I mounted the stack, I used the blade stabilizer. I don't think the mounting nut engaged enough threads on the arbor. The nut and stabilizer came off during the braking event causing the stack blades and chippers to be skewed in the brake shoe. I think if the blades had stopped square in the shoe, there would have been little to no damage to the dado.

Next time I will not use the stabilizer and double check the miter gauge. One must pay for ones mistakes. I hope this info will help others avoid the same costly misfortune.
January 10, 2018
Woodworking Experience:
Saved my fingers
December 3, 2017
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Works as expected
Haven't had to use it for it's intended purpose
September 15, 2017
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Required Accessory
If you are going to be cutting dados with your Saw Stop saw, you must have the dado brake. Because dado blades are only 8" in diameter, you need to change out the regular brake when you are using dado blades.

Change over from the regular brake is relatively easy.
June 20, 2017
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
It fits hope I never have to use
April 6, 2017
over 2 years ago
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Why did you choose this?
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To use dado set on my Saw Stop saw.
George T on Jan 12, 2019
have saw
dianne on Jan 9, 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 A 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
Purchased along with new Professional Sawstop cabinet saw. Needed Dado blade brake.
John S on Mar 1, 2017
Use dado blade on my SawStop Jobsite saw
Vern E on Dec 16, 2016
Will likely need it for, well, making dados with my saw stop.
James Nelson D on Nov 10, 2016
To cut dadoes on my Sawstop.
Ross M on Oct 11, 2016
I would hat to get to the point of needing to dado something and not have a safe way t that on the Saw Stop Saw
University of N on Oct 4, 2016
for safety
craig h on Sep 28, 2016
ordered new sawstop
william a on Mar 21, 2016
I just love my saw stop so I always have extra cartridges available.
Bina R on Dec 28, 2015
I bought two--one for dadoes, one for spare. Always keep a spare brake around just in case!
Bix W on Nov 24, 2015
Christmas gift for our son. He chose this item.
Deborah M on Oct 16, 2015
This will save my fingers
Andrew W on Sep 7, 2015
to go with the dado blades
Thomas S on Aug 20, 2015
So I can use the dado set on my Saw Stop
Robert F on Aug 2, 2015
I want to have this as a back up for when I perform dado cuts.
Steve U on Jul 29, 2015
Required for Dado blades
CT on Jun 8, 2015
I need it for my Saw Stop.
Gary E on May 25, 2015
John M on May 11, 2015
Ross M on Apr 25, 2015
For use with dado blade stack
Donald C on Jan 11, 2019
Husband's gift list.
Margaret B on Dec 13, 2018
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
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.
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