I am in the process of purchasing a Hammer K3 to replace my General 350 of 25 years.
For the past 35 years, I was a hobby woodworker. But now at age 61, I fell back on woodworking as a full time career, unable to find a job to my liking elsewhere.
I have owned a Dado King for 20+ years and love it.
I rarely sharpen it though, because it takes too long to ship to Forrest, is expensive to ship and to sharpen, so the results are not like new when I use it, but it works. I had it sharpened locally last year but nowhere near as good as when done at Forrest.
I am intrigued by the Felder with the replaceable insert tooling, but you pay a stiff price upfront ($739 vs $348).
At $80 per sharpening for the Forrest, it takes 4+ sharpening's to make up the difference in price.
I dado mostly 3/4" prefinished maple plywood for frameless kitchen cabinetry and must have a splinter-free crosscut dado.
Can someone with a Felder convince me I can get a clean crosscut dado and that it is worth the money.