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MT_Stringer

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03-16-2017 02:41 AM

Topic tags/keywords: tip tablesaw milling

So what do you do when your dado stack is 500 miles away (back home)? No problem.

I was building six drawers for our daughters’ recently purchased home and had 24 rabbets to cut (3/4×3/8 inch). I went to the local big box store and bought a 5 pack of 7 1/4 inch circular saw blades for $17. My son-in-law just bought a new table saw (Rigid R4512) so I volunteered to break it in while he was at work. :-)

I put 4 of the blades on the arbor and snugged ‘em tight. There was room for the fifth but I didn’t want to stress his new motor too much!

And they worked like a champ. I knew they would because I have done this before. Three passes cleaned out the 3/4 inch rabbet for the drawer side.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas


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squazo

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#1 posted 03-16-2017 02:44 AM

got any close ups of the finished cuts?

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#2 posted 03-16-2017 02:50 AM



got any close ups of the finished cuts?

- squazo

No, sorry. Not perfectly smooth but good enough for plywood…and paint.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#3 posted 03-16-2017 03:02 AM


So what do you do when your dado stack is 500 miles away (back home)? No problem.
- MT_Stringer

I would have laid the piece flat and made the first cut, then stood the piece on end and made the second cut.
cost – $0.00

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#4 posted 03-16-2017 04:26 AM


So what do you do when your dado stack is 500 miles away (back home)? No problem.
- MT_Stringer


I would have laid the piece flat and made the first cut, then stood the piece on end and made the second cut.
cost – $0.00

- jbay

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#5 posted 03-16-2017 05:29 AM

I would have laid the piece flat and made the first cut, then stood the piece on end and made the second cut.
cost – $0.00

- jbay
Love it, Just curious why the OP doesn’t cut rabbits like that.

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#6 posted 03-16-2017 11:47 AM


So what do you do when your dado stack is 500 miles away (back home)? No problem.
- MT_Stringer

I would have laid the piece flat and made the first cut, then stood the piece on end and made the second cut.
cost – $0.00

10-4

- jbay


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#7 posted 03-16-2017 11:56 AM

Good thinking Mike. I used 3 blades stacked on my RAS before I could afford a dado for it.

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#8 posted 03-16-2017 01:04 PM

Good idea. Should work fine….just have to remember to stagger the teeth so they don’t touch.

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builtinbkyn

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#9 posted 03-16-2017 01:18 PM

The standing cut requires a ZC insert or a jig, to be safe. Don’t see one in the pic. That’s the beauty of WW – many ways to skin, um, I mean make a cut ;)

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MT_Stringer

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#10 posted 03-16-2017 03:18 PM



The standing cut requires a ZC insert or a jig, to be safe. Don t see one in the pic. That s the beauty of WW – many ways to skin, um, I mean make a cut ;)

- builtinbkyn

Actually I didn’t think of cutting the rabbets with the two cut method suggested by jbay. As builtinbkyn mentioned, there isn’t a zero clearance plate for this saw. It is new and only used a few times this past weekend. Maybe I can cobble one up the next time we come to visit.

I have used the multiple blade trick before along with a shim to cut the grooves for drawer bottoms. That has worked well also. Yeah, I know. I could just cut once and bump the blade and do it again, but to each, his own. :-)

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#11 posted 03-19-2017 01:34 AM

Gr8 solution. All looks good

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