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Forum topic by how posted 03-12-2015 04:51 PM 684 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-12-2015 04:51 PM

Can you use the two outside blades of a dado set. To cut square cuts?

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#1 posted 03-12-2015 05:04 PM

Yes, but I am not sure that is recommended.

I know that you can purchase a two blade set that is supposed to cut an exact 1/4” cut.

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#2 posted 03-12-2015 05:21 PM

Yes. Yes you can.

That’s a seed storage cabinet I built my wife a few years ago. There’s 22 drawers in all.

The outside edge of each of the dado stack blades scores a slightly deeper cut than the rest of the blade, so you end up with a cut that isn’t completely flat , but it’s pretty close. I would give it a try and if that bothers you, you can buy specific box joint sets which produce a perfectly flat bottom. For me, I’ve never been bothered by it enough to feel that a dedicated box joint blade would be worth it.


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#3 posted 03-12-2015 05:32 PM

Yes, absolutely dado sets are designed to do that.

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