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Posted on Question: How do you properly measure for dado's on a router table?

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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 07-04-2012 03:20 AM


I didn’t want to butt in and start something… LOL

You are 100% correct!

The main thing about a Router Table Fence is that it must be Straight!
... if it’s straight (180) ... you do NOT have to worry about your Fence being square…
I’ll ask you… How would you measure to find out if it WAS square?
You can’t… unless you do it with a Straight Edge to be sure the fence is a pure 180

If you have a straight edge on a Workpiece and you adjust the fence to straight-bit distance to 1/2”, you will get a groove 1/2” from the edge of the workpiece all along the board. It makes NO DIFFERENCE where the fence is on the table… it can be anywhere… You’re merely adjusting the distance from the fence to the bit… That’s it.

I hope that answers your question… so you understand it… LOL

Thank you.

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