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

SD508 Freud Dado Set

Item #
21697
Rating:
94% 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''
Technical Documents
Saw Blade Diameter 8"
4.7 / 5.0
32 Reviews
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Cuts smooth and flat bottom dados even in thin veneered plywood.
June 15, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Love the Datto set!
What a nice set of blades, the cuts are very clean and precise!
Rockler’s price on this is very competitive, I priced it at a local Toolmart, the same set was $40 more!
June 4, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
Nice clean, flat dadoes. Works great!
I had a 6 in. Freud dado set and added the 8 in. to my workshop, it works great!
June 3, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
A step up dado set
I got this set as a step up from a 25+ year old set for a new project. The result was an almost perfect slot and a very smooth cut through a combination of maple and cherry. A very good chart is included. The DVD is OK and primarily geared toward someone who has never used a dado set before.
May 26, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
I’m really pleased with my Freud Super dado set! The quality is outstanding and it cuts dados and rabbets cleanly, evenly, and accurately! Simply a great and totally reliable acquisition!
March 17, 2019
Purchased
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
As always, great quality product from Freud. It can be a little difficult to pull the trigger on the $200 price tag, but if you're primarily going to be using it on hardwoods (like me) then it's worth the extra cash. SUPER clean cuts in walnut, wenge, etc..
March 11, 2019
Purchased
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Easy to use and set up.
February 11, 2019
Purchased
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great set especially for new plywood dimensions.
Super clean cut with flat bottom. I have used my old set for 30 years so it owes me nothing. I should have bought this Freud years ago!
January 16, 2019
Purchased
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
The one and only Dado stack
Simpley the best. I used the six inch version for years, but I bought the eight inch version to make a deeper dado. Freud makes GREAT stuff.
December 20, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
excellant
precise and well designed my dream router very happy
July 23, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
needed for dado
Randall T on Jun 5, 2019
1st Dado set.
Nick E on Mar 31, 2019
needed for dado
Randall T on Jun 5, 2019
I have had this dado set for years and my Sawstop brake activated and ruined my set. I am repurchasing because of the ease of use and the overall quality
Chuck F on Jun 2, 2019
1st Dado set.
Nick E on Mar 31, 2019
I like the way these work easy to set up and work with for the ones that i have used
Guy S on Jan 11, 2019
Project
Alvin D on Jan 5, 2019
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
Jim 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 on Apr 25, 2015
I have had this dado set for years and my Sawstop brake activated and ruined my set. I am repurchasing because of the ease of use and the overall quality
Chuck F on Jun 2, 2019
I like the way these work easy to set up and work with for the ones that i have used
Guy S on Jan 11, 2019
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.
Can they be used with Sawstop table saw?
jim z on Feb 9, 2019
BEST ANSWER: works like a dream on my SawStop 10" Professional Cabinet Saw. It does require a different blade brake and insert plate.
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