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    Freud SD208 dado set instructions

    Hi everyone.
    I have a new Freud SD208 dado set that I bought from Lowes a couple days ago.
    I made a couple zero clearance inserts and would like to get it set up.
    My problem is it did not come with instructions. The people at Lowes dont have a clue and the US website for Freud is not very helpful either.
    Does anyone have any info on the dado set instructions or who could either take pics of the manual or let me borrow it?
    This is my first dado set and it comes with shims but Im sure the manual has lots of info in it. Or do I need it at all?
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    Here ya go...

    http://www.freudtools.com/images/man...pper-Chart.pdf

    Your dado set will be in the bottom table. That's pretty much all the info you really need. And remember, you don't need use the outer arbor washer on your tablesaw when you're using a wide dado stack. Always make sure you have the full depth of the arbor nut making contact with the arbor threads.
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    I have that set. It came with no instructions, just a poster showing which blades to use for a specific thickness. Like Vaughn said, it's pretty straight forward. Just make sure you have the main blades on the outside and all the teeth oriented forward. One note, the dado installed on my contractors saw has a tendency to climb in height if the arbor height adjustment wheel isnt locked down. I screwed up some nice wood before I figured this out.

  4. Quote Originally Posted by Craig Johnson View Post
    Hi everyone.
    I have a new Freud SD208 dado set that I bought from Lowes a couple days ago.
    I made a couple zero clearance inserts and would like to get it set up.
    My problem is it did not come with instructions. The people at Lowes dont have a clue and the US website for Freud is not very helpful either.
    Does anyone have any info on the dado set instructions or who could either take pics of the manual or let me borrow it?
    This is my first dado set and it comes with shims but Im sure the manual has lots of info in it. Or do I need it at all?
    Help me Family Woodworking.............your my only hope................
    Craig,

    Email me through my profile and I will be happy to email a pdf file of the instructions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles McCracken View Post
    Craig,

    Email me through my profile and I will be happy to email a pdf file of the instructions.
    thanks charles!!! quiet but always ready
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    Thats awesome.
    Thanks guys!!
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    Look at the inboard and outboard blades close there is a right & left blade
    Jay

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    also make sure when you have them on the arbor that you havnt moved one of the chippers so its tooth to tooth with another in position!
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    Good point Larry been there done that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Caughron View Post
    Good point Larry been there done that
    not me just thought it sounded good..but you can get alot more sizes out the same configuration that way huh went back and looked at the chart and wondered why it was wrong but after i looked at the setup. i saw the reason..live learn then we go away
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