Stupidity or How to Destroy a Dado Max in Easy Stroke

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Blog entry by bigfish_95008 posted 01-26-2011 06:04 AM 1512 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sunday I had the Dado Max out to cut some dados in a box that the scroll saw will sit on – the scroll saw stand is just to tall. I set up the first dado and it cut beautifully and then disaster struck, as Lowell Thomas would say, instead of turning the router off and unplunging the previously plunged router I lifted it out of the fixture, running at 25000 rpms and about an 1.5” of bit exposed – almost. The bit caught on the edge of the fixture lifting it off the clamp and started it spinning on the bit before being ejected off on to the bench. The bit chewed a nice rabbit in the fixture where the bushing rides. Don’t do this at Home Kids. This is, or, was a great tool. It sets to the board width easily and is quickly set to the dado location. Overall it is a great tool. Wish I hadn’t have ruined it.

-- bigfish "I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it." Vincent Van Gogh

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#1 posted 01-26-2011 02:50 PM

Bummer. I did the same thing (twice) but not quite so bad. I only have a small ding that I was thinking of filling with epoxy.

-- Greg D.

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#2 posted 01-26-2011 05:13 PM

Sorry to hear this.

Wonder how many LJ’s got the Lowell Thomas reference?

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 01-26-2011 05:40 PM

Lew, so am I, so am I….

I am early fifties, and remember him as a young kid or in the news reels that they would play on historical programs. I think the older guys will get it, but very few younger probably will.

-- bigfish "I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it." Vincent Van Gogh

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