Finally got my 1023SLX! Now it's time to replace my cheap dado set with a Freud, and realized I don't know whether I want the 6" or 8" stacked dado set. Can someone tell me the differences and what I should consider? Thanks!
Now then, do you want a groove? Or an honest to God clean dado?
I use an [link:http://www.routerbits.com/cgi-router...680_20423+3019 | 8DS42-SFINE] in my Unisaw. (What is pictured is NOT the super fine chippers. The superfine chippers have 6 teeth on each plate.)
Mine came with a shim set for free at the time. I donno how well they work, I have never needed to use them. ;)
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Basically saw power.
A dado set is removing a lot of wood at a pass. So a 6", which was typical for a lot of years, on a 10" table saw was a good power choice so the saw wouldn't bog. Think of it as low gearing.
Since you have 3 HP to work with you can easily run an 8" set. More teeth, more circumference speed, = smoother cuts, at a normal feed rate.
I used a Sears Craftsman 6" set for a lot of years. When I got really serious about my woodworking, I started looking at better options to do the work.
You've got you a lifetime saw there, might as well put some lifetime blades in your saw box. ;)
Incidently, I email routerbits.com about the picture error. Afterall, I do have an image to uphold! However low an image it might be. :7 :P
I'd go with an 8" unless you find a killer deal on a 6". The 8 will give you an inch more height if you ever need it.
I hear alot of good things about the Freud SD508, the Forrest, Ridge Carbide, and the Infinity. I recently upgraded my SD208 for a DeWalt DW7670 which has twice as many teeth as my SD208 and is closer in design to the Forrest. It has (6) 4-tooth chippers, one of which is 3/32", the shim stock thickness is stamped on each shim, and the carrying case is really handy. So far I'm really impressed with it. Timberline Tools has it for $78.
I use a Ridge Carbide set 8" on my Craftsman,cause i never thought that a 6" would be better but i didn`t have any power issues,but i never plowed anything deeper then 1/2" don`t think i ever will,lest i build a timber frame house. Regards, Carl