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Chris Neilan
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Oct 7th, 2013 at 3:13pm
 
I have a few projects that require a dado blade and my contractor saw probably won't be up to the task so it's time to fire up the old shopsmith. I see on the shopsmith website that it takes a six inch dado blade (and an arbor of course). They sell a blade for $160 with a 5/8 arbor hole. Never having had a dado blade before, one of my questions is can I use any six inch dado blade with a 5/8 arbor? Any recommendations, because anything ordered from shopsmith seems to take a month of sundays to come in...

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Re: Dado Blade
Reply #1 - Oct 7th, 2013 at 3:33pm
 
Chris Neilan wrote on Oct 7th, 2013 at 3:13pm:
I use any six inch dado blade with a 5/8 arbor?
If the Shopsmith has a 5/8" arbor, sure.

Does the Shopsmith have more HP than the contractor saw?

Freud has a 6-Inch dado set for less than $90 that I use and I like it. It should work on most contractor saws
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Re: Dado Blade
Reply #2 - Oct 7th, 2013 at 3:33pm
 
Any 6" Dado with a 5/8" arbor will fit.
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Reply #3 - Oct 7th, 2013 at 8:46pm
 
ditto on the Freud dado.
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Reply #4 - Oct 7th, 2013 at 9:30pm
 
I love my Freud.
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Reply #5 - Oct 7th, 2013 at 9:30pm
 
I'll have to order the Shopsmith arbor. According to Delta My  DW745 contractor saw can't take a dado blade. Looks like it has a short shaft.  Sad I will get the Freud dado blade however.
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