The Freud 8-inch Super Dado (SD508) is a very nice stack dado set for the price. It tends to be a favorite stack dado set of woodworkers who want a quality, flexible dado set at a price that is still easy to swallow.
This is the type of dado set that you will be proud to own and use. It has a knack for creating chip-free dadoes, and it can be used to cut into many different types of materials.
What types of materials can you cut with this dado set? Here’s the short list:
- Chip board
Keep in mind though that it’s not recommended to use this dado set to cut non-ferrous materials. But that is pretty much the case for any dado set.
The Freud Super Dado allows you to adjust it in 1/32 inch increments, and it also comes with a set of shims. As you can imagine, this is a pretty flexible arrangement, and you’ll be able to fine tune the width of the cut to your exact needs.
In fact, check out the arrangement of chippers in this set:
- One 3/32 inch chipper
- Four 1/8 inch chippers
- One 1/16 inch chipper
The chippers also have four wings by design and are also designed with anti-kickback measures.
These Freud blades can also withstand lots of sharpening and retain a sharp, workable edge for a long time. These will last you for quite a while with proper care.
The bottom line is that this Freud Super Dado set produces very clean, accurate dadoes and rabbets. And it will do this consistently for a long time.
It’s a quality stack dado set, it’s flexible to use and it’s a good value.
Related: The Bosch 4100-09 Table Saw
This would be a good choice for a dado set if you have a saw like the Bosch 4100-09 table saw. You may also want to check out the Bosch TS1007 Dado Insert, which allows you to fit a dado stack up to 3/4″ in size.