Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Mission British Columbia Canada
To be clear, I already have an 8" dado set and the arbour holds the 8" dado so there must be room, depth wise for the 10" or 12". I'll check the guard to see if there is any restriction at the outer radius', thanks, I hadn't thought of clearance out there.
I can run the single blade multiple times and knock it out and clean up with a chisel but on a big project the thought of all that extra work makes me change the design and I usually have just butt the two pieces together and use long screws to hold them together. Ex: When I'm building a platform in front of my garbage can shed with landscaping ties I'm not willing to get into a bunch of extra work with a chisel, especially if there are four or six joints to make, it would have looked nicer but I just don't want to spend that extra time and a garbage shed doesn't warrant that much extra attention. Once I get the bigger dado and can cut half of the material away with the saw I think I might be more inclined to use the lap joints. It's not for cabinet making or anything fine, I just envision it as handy when working outside with large dimension lumber.
I think I can up my game a little with this tool.