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Dado Head SD508

Freud Inc. - Dado Head SD508

Freud’s 8-in.-dia. stacked dado set is designed to cut through a variety of sheet goods and hardwoods.

$200 (As of 10/25/2005)

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Editor Choice-Best Overall

Editor's Review: Dado Heads

by Steve Latta

review date: October 25, 2005

Most woodworkers buy only one set of dado heads, so it's important to find one that works well at the right price. Author Steve Latta tested 15 sets of 8-in. stacked dado sets with carbide teeth. He and his students compared more than 500 samples of dadoes cut cross-grain in red-oak veneer-core plywood and in particleboard-core melamine. They evaluated tearout, how deeply the outside blades cut a visible scribe, and whether the bottom of the cut was flat and smooth. Freud's SD508 8-in. dado head produced  excellent cuts in both plywood and melamine, with no visible scoring marks and smooth bottom cuts. Author's choice for Best Overall.

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Editor Test Results:

Visible Score Marks No
Quality of Cut Plywood: Excellent; Melamine: Excellent
Flat Bottom Cut Yes

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Freud Inc.
Manufacturer's Web Site www.freudtools.com
Manufacturer's Phone Number 800-334-4107
Blade Size 8 in. dia.
Number of Teeth 24
Number of Chippers 6
Types of Shims Metal
Storage Case Yes, Plastic

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