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#1 posted 03-29-2020 10:24 AM

Well, grain matters too. If cross cutting the surface layer, it is going to be highly susceptible to tearout as dado blades are ground like a rip blade. Flat bottom teeth.
Did you make a new zero clearance throat plate? A must for about every project.
Good deep scribe lines from a box knife.
Harder to get the depth right, but cutting with a sacrificial sheet under it can work. I have used hardboard.
Never had much luck with masking tape.
I have done rabbits by doing the cheek with my 80 tooth about half way, then changing to the dado set.

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