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post #1 of 7 Old 10-18-2016, 08:28 AM Thread Starter
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Easy way to set up and stack Dados

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Check out this video that displays an easy way to set up and stack dados using a dado head stand. I appreciate the feedback, share with your friends and if you have any questions, feel free to ask!

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Never knew that there was a hard way. Seems very easy, at least to me, to pick up dado blades/spacers and put on arbor. Using any type of "gadget" just seems to me to be an added complication.

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From what I could see the guy made it harder to set up than necessary. You already know the size of the dado used alone. If you are needing a 1/32" more just stick a 1/32" shem in it.
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Another shop gadget IMO.

I use a set of dial(digital) calipers, pretty simple to dial it in, will always have a test cut regardless.
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I agree with everyone's assessment for real shop use, but if you were teaching a woodworking class, this would be a good teaching aid. Very visible for the students.

If you don't have time to do it right the first time, when will you have time to do it over?
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Invest a little time and make a dado stack template...take a 6"x30" piece of 3/4" ply wood, and starting from the smallest possible combination of dado cutters, chippers, and shims you can cut dados in increasing width, marking the setup combination, this will help when you get sheet goods that aren't quite exactly the nominal dimensions they're marketed as, you can quickly find the combination that gives you that good tight fitting dado, probably takes you an hour or so to make the template, but you do it once versus spending half an hour cutting test dados every time you get sheet goods from a different manufacturer/supplier
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another better/easy way

Use the work piece as a guide:

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)
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