Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 39
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Builder Great dado set
This dado set is easy to setup on the table saw, the provided guide makes knowing which blades to use for the appropriate cut width a breeze. Also the blades are very sharp, and cut through wood like butter. I had the choice of picking a set that was half the cost, however knowing how good Diablo blades are I felt it best to spring for the extra cost and have a set that cuts very accurately.
September 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jackofalltrades Great for beginners and pro's
I was a machinist for 22 years and I had used this brand of saw blade which is the best in my opinion.I made all my own work benches and I wish I had the dado blades then.The square sides and clean cuts makes making half lap and other joinery easy.
July 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RobR Highly recommended
Great Dado set. Comes with everything you need. two blades, chippers, spacers, and shims. I've used this a ton making cabinets for my workshop area and they work great. Price wise they're similar to actual Freud brand blades (Diablos are made by Freud) I really don't know why you spend more for a dado set if you're a weekend woodworker. Includes a decent heavy plastic case to store blades.
July 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ScottieS Don't Go Cheap On Dado Blade Sets!
This is my second dado blade set that I have bought within the past six months. The first set I bought at a discount tool place, and it was terrible. There was a learning curve with it, but with that set I found the need to run a chisel over the dado or rabbit every time, and it was not saving me any time. After reading the review for this set, and after saving up a little for it, I made the purchase.
I set this up and the very first cut I was very happy with the results. There was no need to go back over the dado with a chisel, and with the use of two feather boards, I had perfect precision cuts each time. The set up was easier than the cheaper set as well. It's fairly intuitive to set up, and Freud made it idiot-proof by even labeling which direction of rotation for setting up the blades.
Without a doubt, worth every penny.
March 16, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hoamer Very Happy With My Purchase
I purchased a cheaper brand several years ago, and it did a decent job, especially for a novice using it, but the bottom of the dado was not very smooth. I don't think that was my fault, and I don't know that I'm any better at using it now either. This dado set is pretty easy to use, and the end result is pretty darned smooth. I believe it cost twice what the other one was, but that's just another $50.00, and it's well worth it. I think it's hard to beat this company for quality in their tools.
April 29, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by woodman Good Product
Bought this at the last minute after mine was damaged beyond repair while in the middle of a project. Didn't expect much, but didn't want to wait days while internet order arrived, and didn't want to drive 100 miles to get one from wood store. My expectation was it would be good enough the finish a few dadoes to allow me to complete my project on time. However when it opened it up and installed it I was quite pleased. Setting it up was simple. Chart to get correct size was easy to read. and the first cut was perfect. Bottom and sides were smooth and no tear out or splinters. This blade did as good as one costing twice as much. The plastic storage case is not the best, but is ample enough to protect blade from damage. The reason for a four is that the top end Freud is a little better and if I were a professional craftsman doing this for a living I would upgrade to it. This one appears to be good enough for me, an avid hobby woodworker.
March 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lonz Great quality
I was pleased to see the smooth bottom the dado blade made. Also glad I decided to purchase this relatively inexpensive dado rather than the 250.00 set. Use gloves when assembling the blades because they are sharp.
September 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CHCH Good Purchase
Good dado blade for the price. Cuts are clean and smooth.
October 14, 2014