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Forum topic by jandjcarpentry posted 10-01-2010 12:42 AM 2175 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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10-01-2010 12:42 AM

Has anyone tried the new dado jig by Infinity?

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#1 posted 10-15-2010 11:14 AM

I bought the Dado Max jig from Woodline about a year ago. The advantage that I felt it has over the Infinity, is that it has indexing slots in the side of it. You use the slot that corresponds with the diameter bit you are using. You then calibrate the jig by inserting the piece of wood, plywood, t-track etc. you are using into the appropriate slot, tighten it down, tiighten the lock nut, and it’s set. There is no need really to have to measure anything. On the edge of the jig there are 3 lines that indicate the left cutting edge of whichever diameter bit you are using. Line it up with the pencil mark where you want the edge of your dado to be, clamp your edge guide down, and rout. They also have the same 3 lines on the ends of the jig to utilize when making stopped dados. I’m thrilled with it’s precision and ease of use, after having used it extensively to make the multiple shelving units that I’ve made since I bought it. Make sure you use a downcut spiral bit though, as an upcut bit leaves too many burrs, and makes the jig slide too roughly. Also there is a video you can view of it being demonstrated at the AWFS show on YouTube. Good Luck!

-- Woodfella, Northern Illinois

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