Forrest 8" 24T Dado King

WOOD magazine rating
Average reader rating
4.5
out of 5
Brand:
Forrest Manufacturing
Model:
#DK0824316
Price:
$189

Description

8" Diameter and 24 precisely ground C4 carbide teeth
4-wing type chippers
Includes four 1/8" chippers, one 3/32" chipper and one 1/16"chipper
With various combinations, makes dadoes from 1/4" through 29/32" in width
Magnetic shim set

WOOD magazine review

Thin-kerf dado stacks up for less-than-1/4" sheet goods

Review Summary

I use a great deal of 1 ⁄4" plywood for drawer bottoms and cabinet backs in my furniture, but cutting dadoes and grooves can be time-consuming because these sheets typically measure less than 1 ⁄4" thick. So I have to make two passes with my standard tablesaw blade to get the desired fit. But with Forrest’s Special-Width Dado King, I now make those cuts in one pass with amazing precision. Stack the two outer blades of this 8" set together to cut a perfect 3⁄16"-wide groove.
Then add any of six magnetic shims to fine-tune the cut. The set also includes a 1 ⁄16" chipper for grooves 1 ⁄4" or wider. The negative tooth-hook angle prevents grain tear-out in hardwoods, veneered plywood, even melamine. —Tested by Matt Seiler

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Detailed Ratings

4.5
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

3

Reader Reviews

Forrest Dado King

Review Summary

Having collected many stack dado sets, wobble dado blades and what might be a combination of both the Forrest Dado King is right at the top. A bit time consuming when stacking and doing the alignment of the inner blades.. but once set.....cuts like butter. Clean bottoms, smooth sides, no tear out. Excellent results but with most purchases....would like to have gotten a lower price. Forrest also has a sharping service.

This review helped me

Detailed Ratings

4.5
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

4

Value

4

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