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Project by jtdon posted 01-26-2017 05:08 PM 2969 views 20 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi Everyone, 1st posting here. Yesterday I was walking the tool aisle in Home Depot and saw an item called “Matchfit Dado Stop”. It was $19 and change. Said it would make perfect fitting dados w/o measuring. I think I already do that will my homemade kerfmaker, but $19 isn’t too bad a price, that is till I see it uses a special clamp to attach to your fence. The clamp(s) cost $40 for 2 of them. So I didn’t buy one instead when I got home I looked online for it, d/l the instructions on using it and made my own version of it. It worked well for me as you can see it the pictures the 1st 2 joints I made fit perfect. Ironically I used my kerfmaker to make it. If you already have a set of the clamps made by the MicroJig people you may want to try one out or buy both the jig & clamps.





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jtdon

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#1 posted 01-26-2017 06:36 PM

I should have added the web page for the Dado Stop: http://www.microjig.com/product/matchfit-dado-stop/
and a video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnpZ5-SGB7o

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#2 posted 01-26-2017 06:53 PM

nice … nothing like making your own tools …...GREAT JOB :<)) ......Welcome 2 LJ’s

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#3 posted 01-26-2017 08:12 PM

This makes a very nice stop and a fine addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#4 posted 01-27-2017 02:42 AM

I looked at those microjig things at a woodworking show. The clamps do make it easier to make adjustable jigs without having to buy and install t-tracks. But, I too cannot get past the $40 price tag. However, right now I have nothing for my tablesaw so….. maybe I’ll ask for them for xmas or something.

-- tel

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#5 posted 01-27-2017 03:33 AM

Nice jig!

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#6 posted 01-27-2017 03:48 PM

Looks interesting Jt but I’m not quite figuring out how it’s used?

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jtdon

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#7 posted 01-27-2017 05:02 PM



Looks interesting Jt but I m not quite figuring out how it s used?

- a1Jim

Hi Jim, try this video about it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqpiXmiiobM

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#8 posted 01-27-2017 05:03 PM

I’m in the same boat – i want one now but would be cool to see stage shots
thanks for sharing
greg

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#9 posted 01-27-2017 06:33 PM

Hello jtdon

Really clear with the video

A nice addition to a table saw

Thanks for sharing

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woodshaver Tony C

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#10 posted 01-28-2017 02:24 PM

a1Jim, thanks for asking that question! Now I get it too! :) Video demo was perfect!
Nice little jig!
Thanks for sharing!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#11 posted 01-30-2017 01:37 AM

Nice job on the jig! I need to build on e of those.

That special clamp looks like some I bought from Rockler a while back. Take a look at http://www.rockler.com/universal-fence-clamps – $20 for a pair of them.

Greg

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