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Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Jeremy Not Great, not at all.
You shouldnt expect much for $50 but you should expect a little more than this. As many have said, does not make a flat bottom. If thats no big deal for you then you can still save some coin over these with a cheap 6in set from China (where these are from as well) and get a spiffy aluminum case even. (since some seem to like the case)
All in all, these are a disappointment. Taking them back tomorrow.
Should have spent a few bucks more on a known good product!
February 3, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Kenn Dont let the nice wood box ol you
I bought these blades because they came in a wood box which would make storage easy and were $50 versus $100. They are junk. They do not make a flat bottom cut in the middle where they should, one of the 1/8 chipper blades is just a fraction too small for my saws arbor and gets stuck and they are not true fractions. My set of calipers told me that the .60 mm spacers that you have to use between the inside and outside blades are actually like .64 mm and when you stack that up with the chipper that is suppost to be 1/8 but is actually a 32nd bigger, that makes for a larger cut and a larger cut is no good for trying to make precision box joint cuts. Save yourself the time, money and aggravation and buy a quality set of dado blades.
July 4, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by RCMS thank goodness for the return policy
They looked good coming out of the wooden box but not worth the purchase. I have been using my Delta contractors saw for 25 years and have never had an issue with the blade mounting on the arbor. Not only were the blades so tight, the 1/16" chipper blade is actually shorter than the rest and ground at a bad angle. I got better results with my old wobble blade. Took over 30 minutes to get blades and spacers off the arbor. Taking this back to get the Diablo set.
April 10, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Maylar You get what you pay for
This is my first dado set and I'm very disappointed. As others have noted, the center hole is tight on the arbor and the blades are difficult to remove. The chippers are not all the same size, so there is ALWAYS a ridge between passes. Cutting a dado in Formica covered plywood chipped the Formica out badly. Unless your expectations are really low, I'd pass on this.
December 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PoorerRichard Well-Performing Dado Set At A Great Price!
As a woodworker with shallow pockets, I've learned to adapt and adjust to get the job done. When my trusty Delta Table saw finally died, buying a new, hi-speed saw was less expensive than rehab for the old one. This meant I had to buy a stacked Dado set, as the wobble-dado I'd used could not be used on the new saw. The low price drew me right in, but despite the less than stellar reviews, it does the job nicely for me. I don't recommend that a newbie jump right into using a dado. The set-up time is critical to the results. This set had complete directions which I followed to the letter, especially the bit about setting the chipper blades with regard to position against the groove blades as well as the 90 degree opposition to each other in wider cuts. I got excellent results. Perfect grooves for gluing and clamping joints. I wasn't making jewelry boxes here, so I didn't need chisel-free, razor glue line perfection, but as it was, it was money well spent. The saw cut smoothly with almost no vibration on a 3/4" cut in pine with knots. I'm very happy with the set.
May 19, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by needadifferentdado A Total Waste of Money
They should be ashamed of themselves for charging money for this set. They could do be better, but have chosen not to. It's the poorest quality carbide dado set I've ever used. It's worthless if it was free. The fact that it's $50 should be a crime. Buyer beware.
March 10, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JNACabinetCreations Decent Beginner Set
Purchased this set for a cabinet job that I forgot my Freud set back at the shop. Seemed to cut fairly well and clean. Did leave a small bit of material in the bottom but nothing a chisel didn't take care of quickly. For an economy set of blades these are not bad at all. I did not have any side chip out cutting 3/4 birch plywood or 1/4 panels. I had no problems fitting the blades onto the arbor. I would buy another set as a back-up or second set.
February 10, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by extremez Turn and run!
I would like to think that maybe I had a dud. But I tried this set and it was terrible. If you buy this get ready to sand the jagged bottom of every dado you cut. The rakers on the outside blades don't finish off flat. The chippers didn't cut any better. I should have searched the woodworking forums for reviews before I picked this up. I returned this today and will have to find a better set or choose a different option for dado's. After reading a little more about this I found that it is a knock off to a similarly named brand that was a much better product.
May 15, 2011