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I made this insert for when I use my dado blade
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#1 posted 02-29-2012 02:30 AM
Nice looking insert.let’s see what you can make with it.
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#2 posted 02-29-2012 08:15 AM
I would be interested in a few more details, like how is it attached and how thick. The other thing I would like to know is how are you using a dado blade in a Craftsman saw. My saw can only accommodate 1/4 inch dado stack before I run out of arbor, something a find is a big limitation for Craftsman saws.
#3 posted 02-29-2012 01:26 PM
Thanks for your post Macatlin1. I used a piece of 1/2” scrap wood I had laying around. I trimmed the edges to come close to the size of the opening and then, from underneath, traced the opening (there are these metal tabs in the opening). Where those tabs are, I had to carve out so they would fit and still be covered by the wood. I then drilled holes for the screws and counter sank them so they wouldnt impede the wood from sliding smoothly. Then I turned on the saw, and slowly raised the dado blade to allow it to cut out its own opening. As far as a dado blade for a Craftsman with a short arbor, I just went to a woodworking show in NJ and I found a booth selling some assorted tools. I was able to find an adjustable dado for short arbors. However, this one is only 6” and only goes up to 9/16”, so if I want to dado a 3/4” opening, I have to set it to 3/8” and cut it twice. Im sure there are bigger & better, but I needed something right away and it was only $9.00! Good luck!
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