$199.97 Each
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Creates a super smooth, flat bottom that is splinter-FREE.

SD508 Freud Dado Set

Item #
21697
Rating:
100% of 100

The SD500 Series of dado sets cuts everything from veneered plywoods and laminates to solid wood, chip and splinter-free with a super smooth, flat bottom. The SD500 Series dado sets were the first to include a 3/32" thick chipper and has the flexibility of an adjustable dado to handle today's undersized plywood. This allows the cut width to be adjusted in 1/32" increments and doubles the number of slot widths available. A shim set is also included with the dado set for fine adjustments. Use on all table saws, and radial arm saws for cutting slots, grooves, dadoes, and rabbets in softwood or hardwood.


Features:
  • Cuts chip-free dadoes, slots, grooves and rabbets
  • 3/32" chipper (included) for undersized plywood
  • Shim set is included for fine adjustments
  • Cuts plywood & laminate to solid hard and soft woods
  • 3/32" chipper allows cut width to be adjusted in 1/32" increments
(4) 1/8" Chippers
(1) 3/32" Chipper
(1) 1/16" Chipper
(1) Shim Set
Plastic case
More Information
Brand Freud
Manufacturer Part Number SD508
Weight 10.6000
Tech Spec
  • Material: Carbide tipped
  • Use With: Table Saws & Radial Arm Saws
  • Arbor: 5/8"
  • Diameter: 8"
  • Dado Range: 1/4'' to 29/32''
Tech Docs
Kerf Width No
Saw Blade Diameter 8"
Material Cutting No
Number of Teeth No
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excellant
precise and well designed my dream router very happy
July 23, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Dado boades
Blades and chipoers very sharp and travels smoothly through the cut. I made a long tenon in Baltic birch which is hard. I was surprised to see the lateral cuts were not exactly level with each other. I don’t know why this would be unless the blades are slightly different diameters. But they are so well balanced that the is no no load vibration. Good product
June 13, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
Excellent
Would buy this again in a minute!
April 25, 2018
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
dado set
this tool is great and works well
April 24, 2018
Purchased
5 months ago
great dado set
worth the extra money. makes really nice work!
February 24, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Easy, Accurate Dados
Freud's SD508 super dado set was a pleasure to use, easy set up and yielded accurate cuts.

I chose this set for making 1-1/2" D x 3-1/2"W dados in red oak legs for a new work bench. First I mic'd the width of several teeth on each blade and chipper to confirm their individual widths--these were accurate to + .001". Next I made a 1/2" stack (without shims) and measured the overall width--total width was slightly over .500" but I was making several passes (width & depth) so this was insignificant. On measuring blade height (protrusion) through the table saw top I noticed one of the outside blade teeth was .003" taller than the rest; I set the height to match the tallest tooth and went to work, slowly making passes. The side wall cut was extremely smooth with no burns or chatter marks; the bottom of the cut was relatively smooth, however, there was a noticeable, but very fine, groove at the bottom of each through pass that marked the location of the highest tooth. This was easily remedied with light sanding. There was occasional fuzziness on the end edge of cuts when I traveled too fast. I detected no vibration in the stack while making numerous passes.

I am very pleased with the results and would highly recommend the Freud SD508 Super Dado set.
February 18, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Nice dados
Performs well with nice clean cuts.
November 6, 2017
Purchased
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Does an excellent job.
I had been using a router to cut a rabbeted or lap joint in 1" pine for bee hives. I bought the Freud dado set thinking that it might be easier and faster. The dado set makes a clean side and bottom that works perfect. Much faster and easier. Well worth the money.
August 2, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
High Quality Dado Set
Great dado set. Extremely sharp and cuts true and smooth flat bottomed dados. The stacked dado set comes with plenty of chippers of different thicknesses and shims to adjust the width of cut.

The set comes with a DVD with instructions on how to operate the adjustable dado and tips on how to make a sled. It does not, however, provide instructions on how to operate the stacked dado but it was easy enough to figure out. It does come with a very handy chart explaining which combination of cutters and chippers to use to achieve different dado widths. Very helpful!

Would definitely recommend this high quality dado for the discerning craftsman.
July 21, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Excellent product, perfectly flat bottomed dados and rabbit joints.
April 9, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Bought same set 1999
David B on Aug 17, 2018
The item had excellent reviews.
Bill H on Jul 10, 2018
Bought same set 1999
David B on Aug 17, 2018
Freud reputation, and prior experience with their blades. Additionally, there were all 5 star ratings.
David B on Jul 31, 2018
The item had excellent reviews.
Bill H on Jul 10, 2018
INDUSTRY RATING
Doug R on Apr 15, 2018
A good fellow woodworker recommended it
Harold D on Mar 14, 2018
I wanted the best.
Kenneth K on Mar 1, 2018
Reviews
John N on Jan 22, 2018
Performance and quality of product
Donald B on Aug 1, 2017
Needed it for a project that I am building. The price was in my range
Cal M on Jun 4, 2017
Say a videos on youtube.....
Kevin B on May 21, 2017
I needed a top quality dado at a reasonable price. I have a strong affinity to Freud, having been satisfied time and time again.
John M on Apr 5, 2017
good reviews
Jose n on Jan 31, 2017
I chose this item to make dados and rabbets
Stephen H on Jan 21, 2017
quality product at a good price
Russell S on Jan 11, 2017
Freud Quality
Ronald S on Jan 1, 2017
I have suffered with a 6 inch craftman dado for years. I want my son to have good quality blades for his home shop!
Bob B on Dec 11, 2016
reviews
Michael Y on Nov 30, 2016
Needed an 8" set. Very nice.
Martin C on Nov 29, 2016
Husband's wish list for Christmas. He is very particular about equipment and always chooses carefully after much research.
Dina E on Nov 12, 2016
a good dado set
Gary M on Oct 30, 2016
This Dado set was ranked #1 in a side by side comparison with other major brands.
Dean M on Oct 14, 2016
To cut dados with my table saw.
Gordon D on Sep 19, 2016
Has the 3/32" blade for undersized plywood
Robert M on Aug 31, 2016
Because it had the 3/32 chipper for undersized plywood
Bruce K on Jul 17, 2016
Just ordered this dado set based upon reviews
Kimberly K on Jun 9, 2016
I have been extremely please with the quality of Freud products
John R on Jun 3, 2016
mine is wearing out so wanted a real good one.
Jerry C on Mar 6, 2016
needed a dado blade and did an extensive search of online reviews. This set was consistently rated at the top or in the top two.
John D on Feb 29, 2016
An upgrade to my old Amana Dado set that provides higher quality cuts and easier setup.
Gregory J on Feb 4, 2016
This set has the ability to cut a variety of widths and has the chipper blades for the undersized plywood thicknesses.
Gordon Y on Feb 3, 2016
Great price and Freud makes a heck of a good product!
Christopher B T on Jan 29, 2016
Good set
Kent B on Dec 13, 2015
Needed a dado blade that cuts clean in hardwood and plywood. This blade is highly recommended, and lots of positive reviews.
Ed R on Nov 4, 2015
Been wanting a good dado for a while. Always happy with freud products, and this looked like a nice product to me.
Gerald B on Sep 19, 2015
love freud blades. Need a good dado blade
Alvin R on Aug 20, 2015
Consistent, great reviews by users of Freud blades.
Clay Z on Aug 6, 2015
Good user reviews
Robert F on Aug 2, 2015
Because Freud Cutting Tools are extremely hight quality and I want to make box joints and lap joints without tearout
MICHAEL N S on Jul 20, 2015
Needed to upgrade from the standard Freud dado set to make smoother dados, etc. Wish I had purchased this before buying the less expensive set.
Lemuel G on Jul 18, 2015
The other Freud saw blades I have are excellent so I think it's worth spending a little extra.
William on Jun 29, 2015
Recommended by wood working friends and required for use with my Jet table saw.
John E on Jun 28, 2015
Freud reputation, experience with other Freud products, favorable reviews
Robert H on May 27, 2015
NICE.
John M on May 11, 2015
Company reputation
Martin S on Apr 25, 2015
Freud reputation, and prior experience with their blades. Additionally, there were all 5 star ratings.
David B on Jul 31, 2018
INDUSTRY RATING
Doug R on Apr 15, 2018
Does this work with a DeWalt DE745 portable saw?
Paul A on Apr 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Sorry, I do not know if it will work with your saw. however, it only works partially with my table saw because the arbor is not long enough on my saw, I can only get a few of the blades on and still get the washer and nut on the arbor to hold the blades so I can only cut about 1/2" dado. Make sure your arbor is the right length and thickness for the hole in these blades.
What is the max dado width for this dado set it appears to be 5/8 inch??
Gary M on Sep 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: 29/32"
http://go.rockler.com/tech/RTD10000536AA.pdf