About to use a stacked Dado for the first time .... Suggestions

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Forum topic by CANDL posted 12-16-2013 04:42 PM 684 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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12-16-2013 04:42 PM

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Ok the dust has settled from trying to make dado’s and rabbits in MDF using a router. So now I have a Dadonator stacked dado set to toss into my Sawstop. Yes, I bought the cartridge and to my surprise Sawstop “recommends” only winged chipper Dado sets …. who knew. Anyways not going to create a stack larger that .5” to start with, and I have asked them for clarification.

What I think I know already is:

- Given the choice of including the arbor washer vs. seeing threads out side the arbor nut, choice seeing the threads

- Attach a sacrificial fence to the saw’s fence so that I can bury the Dado into the fence to create smaller rabbit then the blade stack.

So what am I missing? What suggestions do you have as to what I should expect?


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#1 posted 12-16-2013 04:45 PM

Unless I am cutting a specific sized dado, I almost always set the dado up with a 3/4” stack. It handles all my tenon needs, and with a sacrificial fence it can cut rabbets too.

I always use the arbor washer with the dado set.

Use a sacrificial fence on your miter gauge too. This backs up the cut and creates clean-shouldered tenons.

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