|Forum topic by C_PLUS_Woodworker||posted 08-04-2013 10:56 PM||1294 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
08-04-2013 10:56 PM
I cannot figure out how to make this dado the correct depth without tearing up my coping Sled
I know to use a shim under the router table fence that is the same thickness as the Coping Sled base. No problem there. Although the photos do not show the shim, they do show a small strip on the sled base up against the fence that I “removed” before I knew about shims.
Here is my question.
Even if I shim the fence to match the sled base, I still can not lower the bit enough to get the cut depth I want without tearing up the sled base. I just want to make a ¼ dado and I cannot get the bit down that low without tearing up the sled, even with the shim.
The bit is still way too tall to get down that far.
I cannot figure out how to make this dado the correct depth without tearing up my coping sled
I just do not believe the answer is a different bit………shorter. That doesn’t make sense.
There has to be some process or technique that I do not know about.
I have never used a sled before. For years all I used was a big backer board, and occasionally (rarely) double stick tape. Never a problem. But my grand-kids are getting old enough to use some of the tools in the shop, and I didn’t like the idea of them using the router table (on some cuts) so I bought the sled.
Any guidance would be appreciated.