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DeWalt DW745 Limitation includes Dado blades not possible? Answered

Hi, I own a compact job site DeWalt table saw DWE7480 and I love it for the size and capabilities to use inside my small single car garage. I have it on a homemade (dual use with Mitre Saw) saw station with foldable wings on casters while slowly enhancing the small saw with add-on abilities. My next enhancements are dual-use infeed and outfeed table and better saw dust control for the small work space. While I like the compact size of this DeWalt table saw, I always thought the key limitation it has for fine woodworking was the lack of ability to take Dado blades due to arbour size. Would the DW745, shown as one of the examples, not have the same key limitation?

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mikeasaurusBest Answer (author)2017-04-10

Some saws will have a shorter arbor, making most dado stacks incompatible. However, there are options to get a compromise with something like box joint blades.

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Rue Shamrock (author)mikeasaurus2017-04-10

Good info. I will look into that. Thanks for your woodworking contributions!

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Cayotica (author)Rue Shamrock2017-05-15

my craftsman jobsite is similar to your dewalt my saw will take up to 1/2" of stacked blades normally is just too much of a hassle so I just take a few extra swipes and clean it up with a chisel.

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