I’ve searched FWW and this forum for dado set recommendations and the most recent ones seem to be more than 10 years old. Steve Latta reviewed 15 different sets in 2005 (issue #176), recommending the Freud SD508 (best overall) and Infinity Dadonator (best value – out of stock on the Infinity Tools website). Surprisingly the Freud now appears to be cheaper than the Infinity. I’ve also seen mentions of Forrest dado sets as another high quality set. All 3 are $200 and up.
I have no experience with using a dado set so my question is: are these still two good choices for a dado set? There are cheaper ones, but I’d rather get a good quality set that will last instead of a set I’ll have to replace sooner rather than later. I have a Jet Proshop II JPS-10 table saw with a 5/8″ arbor, max dado diam of 8″ and max dado width of 13/16″, and if I understand the Freud specs correctly the SD508 would work.
Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.