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#1 posted 05-30-2012 05:41 PM

As long as the dado blade has the same kerf as the blade you plan on using it should work. If the kerf is bigger you’ll end up with some portion of the insert that is positive clearance rather than zero clearance, and if it is narrower you won’t cut through enough to get your main blade in the opening.

I would still plan on clamping the insert down when you cut the kerf. If you just set it on the saw and raise the blade, there’s a really good chance the insert will lift up and be thrown with significant force. Don’t get hurt!

-- John


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