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post #21 of 25 Old 06-07-2013, 12:47 PM
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That is quite the setup you got woonthings. I don't have a use for ras and have passed up a free one but I like what you did.

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So, I get the part about using a router and guide for the shelves; seems almost unanimous. But the question I'm left with is, what the hell DOES anybody use a dado blade for on a table saw?
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post #23 of 25 Old 06-07-2013, 05:31 PM
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So, I get the part about using a router and guide for the shelves; seems almost unanimous. But the question I'm left with is, what the hell DOES anybody use a dado blade for on a table saw?
Not every dado is 3/4" wide. Special dado jobs are better done on the TS. Small projects would be one example. Odd dado width is another. It just depends on what you are going, your skill level, tools you have, and personal preference. Please don't think there is only one way of doing something. With woodworking, there are normally several ways you can get a job done and all of them are correct. Don't go out and buy a tool for a job if you only plan on using it once. Rent it. Become familiar with a tool before you use it on a big job. It's just that a lot of people are comfortable using a router for shelves. It is easier to control a router on a large piece of wood than it is to control a large piece of wood on a TS.

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post #24 of 25 Old 06-07-2013, 06:09 PM
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rabbets?

It's useful for smaller pieces and hogging out for half laps. Also for making tenons. Long dados and rabbets are easy with a sacrificial fence on the table saw. Router tables have taken the place of rabbetting operations on the table saw to a great extent.

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post #25 of 25 Old 06-07-2013, 06:48 PM
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I don't know hat to say after all that....
Except to post a link to my Radial Arm Router mod :
http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/membe...-modification/



I haven't used it yet to make shelf dados, but it should work just fine.
It may work just fine if there is absolutely no play in any of he connecting points...from the bottom of the router base to the bottom of the column. The problem with doing bevel routing is the base of the frame for the router, being in the way. The tilting router bases I have for handheld routers allows the router to rotate, while the baseplate remains flat.
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