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    is wobbling OK? (sober)

    I really need to get more veritile in my shop. And, I'm over stubbornly refusing to see that I need a dado set for my table saw. (they scare me ) I occasionally do multiple cuts the hack, whack and chisle out the opening but that is not really the best way to go.
    So, I'll on the search for a dado set.
    I see the wobble types are much less expensive that stacking types.
    Are the wobblers just as satisfactory as the stackers or is/are there drawbacks?
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    The wobble ones leave a pretty funny looking dado.

    For not too much money, you could get something like this set that I have.

    Oshlun Dado Set
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    I saw those in the catalog.
    Really do not want to spend a $100.00 but understand I may have to.
    Will continue search for a while. Thanks.
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    I've not used a wobble dado blade myself, but I don't recall seeing anyone speak glowingly about theirs. I suspect you'd not be happy with the results from a wobble blade.
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    I'd go with the stack. I've got the freud 208, which is an 8". I haven't had any complaints. I haven't had a need for the full height of the blade of the 8 inch. If you want to save a little money you could look at the 6".

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    how about this?

    I do have this set. I think it can be called a dado.
    It is among the inherited 'stuff' I have. Probably older than me.
    As you can see, it has a number of different inserts but nothing just flat bottom. It was made by the Jet Tool Company in California. Unlikely inserts can still be found for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    I do have this set. I think it can be called a dado.
    It is among the inherited 'stuff' I have. Probably older than me.
    As you can see, it has a number of different inserts but nothing just flat bottom. It was made by the Jet Tool Company in California. Unlikely inserts can still be found for it.
    That looks like a molding type head for a table saw. If that's what you've been using I can see what you might be a little apprehensive...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    That looks like a molding type head for a table saw. If that's what you've been using I can see what you might be a little apprehensive...

    Check your PM's...
    Hi Brent, I have never really used it. I have put it in the TS and when it runs it really sounds scary.
    Guess I'll just spray with rust protectant and put back in the cabinet. Or, if someone wants it, I'm open to trades.
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    Never tried a molding set in my ts before. Just looking at them makes me nervous.
    I bought a new dado set on ebay once. HF has the same one. Around $30.00 worked pretty well. I gave it away when I sold my old ts. Have the freud set now and love it.
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    I got This set from Grizzly last year. I've been very happy with it.
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