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gerald meager16/02/2012 22:36:47
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I have a record 10'' table saw and was wondering if I could use an American style dado saw blade on it if I replaced the thin alloy cetre plate. Any help much appreciated as always

Mailee16/02/2012 23:26:22
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You can fit dado blades on a table saw providing the arbour is long enough. It is not allowed if you are a professional business according to HSE though. You will also find that most of the dado sets are 6 or 8" diam. I have a set fitted to a RAS of 8" diam but my table saw won't take them as the arbour is too short. They are not recommended on a braked motor either. HTH.

Newbie_Neil17/02/2012 10:53:14
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Hi Gerald,

I would ask why you would bother with a dado set in a tablesaw when it is so much quicker to set up and you will get a better finish with a router.

Thanks,

Neil

Newbie_Neil17/02/2012 10:54:36
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I forgot to mention you should search for "exact width dado jig".

Thanks,

Neil

Roger Provins22/02/2012 15:14:52
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Posted by Mailee on 16/02/2012 23:26:22:

You can fit dado blades on a table saw providing the arbour is long enough. It is not allowed if you are a professional business according to HSE though. You will also find that most of the dado sets are 6 or 8" diam. I have a set fitted to a RAS of 8" diam but my table saw won't take them as the arbour is too short. They are not recommended on a braked motor either. HTH.

There is a good summation of the current H&S situtation on dado blades at

http://www.greatbritishwoodshop.co.uk/Tools/HealthandSafety/tabid/418/language/en-US/Default.aspx

Roger

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