|Forum topic by Shopguy||posted 11-23-2013 03:25 AM||982 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
11-23-2013 03:25 AM
I am building a sanding downdraft box from 1/2” Baltic birch plywood and need to make 1/4”W x 1/2”H rabbets in the box sides to accept the bottom panel.
I have both a stackable and wobble dado blade for the table saw and a router table with both upspiral and regular straight bits of various sizes.
As I was planning the cut, I asked myself should I stand the side on edge and make rabbet or put the side on the face and make the rabbet.
What is the best practice to make this rabbet that would minimize tear out? Should the router bit or saw blade be parallel or perpendicular to the plywood plys when making the cut?