This year I was smart: Rather than let everybody know what stores I usually shop at, I told everybody if they didn’t know what to get me for Christmas, buy me gift cards from Sears. That way I’d be able to stack them to get something good. So Sunday I went and picked up this Freud stacked dado set as my “gift.”
The SD208 dado set can cut flat-bottomed dadoes and grooves from 1/4″ to 7/8″ wide. According to Freud’s own scale, the set achieves a good cut quality in hardwoods, softwoods, chipboard, plywood, and laminates.The set can be resharpened, which is evident looking at the hefty amount of carbide they attach to the blades and chipper.
The dado set comes with two outside blades, three 2-wing chippers, and a shim set all packed in a rigid plastic carrying case, for about 10 sawbucks ($100). Just remember not to throw out the cardboard insert — on the back it has a chart for setting up the dado.