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Posted on 10 in, B&D Table Saw Short Spindle

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#1 posted 06-09-2017 05:29 PM

@ Odge – I guess you skimmed past my suggestion to use an exact width dado jig for your router. You do have a router, huh? :-)

For dadoes wider that 1/2 inch, you can’t go wrong. No need to worry about buying router bits for undersized plywood.

Make the sled and get after it. All you need is a 1/2 inch pattern bit. Yep, just like routing the inside of a template for anything else. And the jig is adjustable. Or, you can make a simple one time jig. Think man, think! :-)

I made my jig based on the one The Wood Whisperer demonstrated in his you tube video. Only difference is, I have my knobs on the top side of the jig so I can clamp it in place.

Note: I have built a lot of cabinets using this method, and regardless of the thickness, I get a perfect dado every time. I do admit to boogering up the mdf guide a few times, but a little Bondo and some sanding fixes that every time.

Here are some pics of mine. Hope this helps.

Need to add a stop block? No problem.

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