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Posted on Trouble making a long dado

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Sarit

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#1 posted 10-31-2017 10:06 PM

Yeah as clin said using featherboards would help a lot. I have the magnetic ones so you can place them even past the miter slot. If you don’t have them and yours won’t fit then you can flip the board around so that the slot is ~14” from the fence.
Use 2 featherboards, one in-line w/ the blade and one past the blade but not past the end of the fence. W/ 2 featherboards in this configuration you can focus on pushing the wood straight through keeping pressure on top of the dado stack (preferably with a push pad and not your hands).
I usually have to run through the dado twice to make sure the depth is consistent for the entire length.


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