Tilting a Dado Set

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Blog entry by rockinmichael posted 765 days ago 4119 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was designing a project a few days ago, and a couple of the joints would use angled dado’s. I’m wondering if anyone has done this and opinions on the safety of doing so.

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#1 posted 765 days ago

I have done it before. I made a footstool and cut 7/8” dadoes at a 20 degree angle across a 12” wide board that was around 24” long. It is safe…just cut slowly and do not force the wood.

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#2 posted 765 days ago

biggest problem
is the throat plate
it needs to be modified
to allow the blades to clear
(like 45 ed on the tilt side)

but works fine

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#3 posted 765 days ago

One thing to note is you also need to use the exact width dado setup. Shifting the fence / work-piece slightly will not open the dado like it would at 90 degrees. This makes it tricky when your saw arbor can only handle 1/2’’.

-- Dan Chiappetta, NYC,

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#4 posted 764 days ago

Sounds feasable, if done with caution as stated above, let us know how it works out

-- Norman

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