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Selecting a Dado for a SawStop Table Saw

SawStop's unique safety mechanism necessitates that you select a dado carefully. See our guideline below for assistance.

SawStop Dado Do's
  • When using a SawStop JobSite Saw, check the diameter of your dado set. Not all dado sets that are labelled 8" are actually 8". You need to measure to be sure. The Jobsite saw cannot use dado sets larger than 8-1/16".
  • When using a SawStop Industrial Cabinet Saw, Professional Cabinet Saw or Contractor's saw, make sure the gap between the blade and brake is set correctly. (See your manual for details.)
SawStop Dado Don'ts
  • Don't use a wobble dado on a SawStop Saw.
  • Don't use a dado with full plate dado chippers.
  • Don't use a dado that is larger than 8-1/16" in diameter on a JobSite Saw.
  • Don't use a dado with "shoulders" (depth-limiting or anti-kickback devices behind the cutting teeth of a blade). Dados with "shoulders" will take longer to stop in the event of an accident and could result in more serious injury to the operator.
Dados to Avoid

These dado sets are not recommended for use on SawStop saws

  • Freud SD208 8" Pro Dado Set — has "shoulders" and exceeds size requirement for the Jobsite Saw
    (See the SD208S Pro Dado blade, which is specially made to be compatible with SawStop table saws.)
  • Freud SD508 8" Super Dado Set — has "shoulders" and exceeds size requirement for the Jobsite Saw
  • Freud SD608 8" Dial-A-Width Dado Set — has "shoulders" and exceeds size requirement for the Jobsite Saw
  • Diablo DD208H 8" Dado Set — has "shoulders" and exceeds size requirement for the Jobsite Saw
  • Oldham 8" 12T Dado Set — has "shoulders"
Recommended Dados for use on SawStop Table Saws

These dado sets currently meet the recommended specifications for use on SawStop saws

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