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Tablesaw Dado Sled

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Project by measureagain posted 01-09-2016 09:27 PM 739 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed to cut a lot of dados when building my router table, so I made a dado sled to clamp stop blocks onto so the parts would have some semblence of consistancy in the dado locations and sizing. I bought the UHMW runners, T-track, and a quarter sheet of plywood. The rest is leftovers and scrap. The leftover oak railing is actually a comfortable handhold to push with, and the oak makes me feel somewhat safer than softwood. If I push too far forward, the change in pitch and effort will warn me long before the blade comes through. If I am careless enough to let my hand slip over into the blade path. It isn’t likely that a dado will need to be cut that high anyway.





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Scott Oldre

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#1 posted 01-09-2016 11:05 PM

Gotta make myself another one. Nice

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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woodbutcherbynight

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#2 posted 01-10-2016 04:49 AM

Nice work.

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