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Tilting a Dado Set

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Blog entry by rockinmichael posted 07-16-2012 11:12 PM 4494 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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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#1 posted 07-17-2012 12:06 AM

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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patron

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#2 posted 07-17-2012 12:12 AM

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

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Dchip

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#3 posted 07-17-2012 12:32 PM

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, http://www.9x7woodworks.com

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NormG

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#4 posted 07-18-2012 03:26 AM

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

-- Norman

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