Guard when Cutting Dadoes on the Tablesaw.

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Forum topic by BDKS posted 05-13-2009 02:52 AM 923 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-13-2009 02:52 AM

Topic tags/keywords: table saw dadoes

Does anyone have suggestions for a guard when cutting dadoes on a tablesaw. I was thinking of making a larger version of the plastic guard used on router tables. I mainly work on small projects where the fence can remain on the saw.

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-- Bobby

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#1 posted 05-13-2009 02:59 AM

I use a router and a edge guide for cutting dadoes and rabbets.

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#2 posted 05-13-2009 03:02 AM

Thanks for the suggestion. I have considered changing to that method.

-- Bobby

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#3 posted 05-13-2009 06:08 AM

charles neil uses a wooden guard that attaches to the tablesaw anywhere you want with magnets. fairly simple to make. just google him

-- Junior -Quality is never an accident-it is the reward for the effort involved.

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#4 posted 05-13-2009 06:20 AM

I also switched to making dados with the router. If it is in a small piece use the router table, if it’s a large piece I use a jig along the lines of the one Skarp references.

-- Joe

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