A Different Router Dado Jig

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Project by JSB posted 12-07-2014 01:50 PM 3355 views 26 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This jig is a little different than most router dado jigs. It is made from a 2’ x 2’ plywood square. There are no slots to cut. Instead, the adjustable rail is clamped down with a couple blocks. It accommodates stock from 1/2” to about 2”.

For those who are interested, a build video and a free parts diagram can be found here:

-- Jay -

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#1 posted 12-07-2014 01:51 PM

great little jig, I will be building this soon

-- steve, simple and effective

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#2 posted 12-07-2014 02:23 PM

You are a gr8 fabricator Jay

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#3 posted 12-07-2014 08:30 PM

Jay, another great project. I like the looks of this, and cannot wait to be back in my shop to make one!

-- Proudly creating designer firewood since 2010!

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#4 posted 12-08-2014 12:01 AM

I’ve got the pieces already cut out for this (lazy Sunday afternoon? nah)’ll get put together tomorrow.
Thanks Jay

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#5 posted 12-08-2014 12:34 AM

Even though I already have undersized bits for plywood, this is so much nicer since it still tends to vary.

I picked up a 2×2 today at Lowes as well.

Great stuff Jay!

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#6 posted 12-08-2014 12:42 PM

I could have used this a week ago when I built mine. I followed the wood whisperer plans which are also good but not nearly as good as your set up. His jig cant be used directly on top of a bench or work surface, it must be used hanging off the work surface while it appears yours can be used anywhere. I like it! I might have to scrap the other jig and try yours instead.

-- "Nothing happens until you build it"

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#7 posted 12-14-2014 04:05 PM

wow. the speed you move when glue’ing and nailing… redbull? :)
this also will be on my todo list!
and I see you prefer to use the fixed base instead of plunge base. might have to give my fixed base a try (have actually never used it for my bosch 1617)

-- Yes, my profile picture is of a Carpenter Bee! The name is derived from the Ancient Greek "wood-cutter"

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