I'm looking for a dado blade(s) for my TS-3612 table saw, and I'm seeing arbor width requirements on some of the blades. I couldn't find the arbor length spec anywhere in the manual.
Come to think about it, I never saw the arbor diameter spec either! I'm pretty sure that I can use just about any dado set, but I thought I would ask.
[ 02-13-2003, 04:51 PM: Message edited by: WM5E ]
Your arbor has a 5/8" diameter.
The length of your arbor will accomodate most any dado set.
I use the Frued set I picked up at Home Depot the day I got my saw. It was just under 100 bucks and it's a good set.
I've maxed the dado stack to the limit using all chippers and shims for plowing out wide grooves and there was plenty of shaft.
The max dado on the table saws is 13/16. Just a quick note, when you cutting a full width dado, you will not use the outer blade collar to mount the set, only the blade nut.
I have also learn with the dado at full with you can't make a 3/8" deep cut in one pass. It has to be done in two passes!
Andy, you may want to check the belt tension or slow down your cut. I have no problems cutting a full width dado (3/8" deep) in one pass. I move about half the speed as I nomally do when making a regular cut on full size blade.
Agree with Mike, but I usually make a clean-up, second pass just to be sure. Slow and easy, and keep your hands to the sides of the blade---never over the blade as a kick-back could result in a serious injury.