3/4" Rabbets without a Dado Set - Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 10 Old 03-06-2011, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
Wood Mangler
 
hedorah99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: West Haven, CT
Posts: 138
View hedorah99's Photo Album My Photos
3/4" Rabbets without a Dado Set

Because my table saw only has a 3/8" arbor, what would be the easiest and safest way to cut a 3/4" rabbet in 3/4" ply? I was thinking if i bought a 3/8" bit and rabbeted both pieces it should work.
hedorah99 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 Old 03-06-2011, 05:38 PM
where's my table saw?
 
woodnthings's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: SE, Michigan
Posts: 27,713
View woodnthings's Photo Album My Photos
Huh?

A dado is a dado, a rabbet a rabbet. A 3/4" dado requires 2 passes with a 3/8" wide router bit.
Or you can make 1 pass with a 3/8", a dado, on the face of one piece and a 1 pass on the end of the other , a rabbet.
So, to answer your question, no, you can't and end up with a 3/4" dado.....but you may only want a 3/8" dado...I donno?
Watcha makin' ? bill

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)
woodnthings is online now  
post #3 of 10 Old 03-06-2011, 06:03 PM
Old School
 
cabinetman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: So. Florida
Posts: 24,027
View cabinetman's Photo Album My Photos
Quote:
Originally Posted by hedorah99 View Post
Because my table saw only has a 3/8" arbor, what would be the easiest and safest way to cut a 3/4" rabbet in 3/4" ply? I was thinking if i bought a 3/8" bit and rabbeted both pieces it should work.
What kind of table saw do you have that has a 3/8" arbor?








.
cabinetman is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 10 Old 03-06-2011, 06:10 PM Thread Starter
Wood Mangler
 
hedorah99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: West Haven, CT
Posts: 138
View hedorah99's Photo Album My Photos
A hitachi. Bought it before I knew anything. Other than the small arbor, its not bad.
hedorah99 is offline  
post #5 of 10 Old 03-07-2011, 08:48 AM
sawdust manufacturer
 
txpaulie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: SE Texas
Posts: 581
View txpaulie's Photo Album My Photos
I thought that was a little grill..?

I use a router for rabbets/dado on larger pieces...
I often have difficulty man-handling big boards on the table saw.
Just me, ya know!

Good luck!

p

...ever notice how "I'm sorry" and "I apologize" mean the same thing, unless you are at a funeral..?
txpaulie is offline  
post #6 of 10 Old 03-07-2011, 09:23 AM
Old School
 
cabinetman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: So. Florida
Posts: 24,027
View cabinetman's Photo Album My Photos
Quote:
Originally Posted by hedorah99 View Post
A hitachi. Bought it before I knew anything. Other than the small arbor, its not bad.
What model # Hitachi do you have?








.
cabinetman is offline  
post #7 of 10 Old 03-07-2011, 09:35 AM
where's my table saw?
 
woodnthings's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: SE, Michigan
Posts: 27,713
View woodnthings's Photo Album My Photos
Quote:
Originally Posted by txpaulie View Post
I thought that was a little grill..?
That's a hibatchi bro.! bill




A traditional charcoal hibachi, made circa 1880 ~ 1900.

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)

Last edited by woodnthings; 03-07-2011 at 03:32 PM.
woodnthings is online now  
post #8 of 10 Old 03-07-2011, 03:25 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 63
View JEC559's Photo Album My Photos
I would use a 3/4" router bit. I use the router table for a lot of that. Also made the router jig for long pieces that wouldn't fit on the router table.
JEC559 is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to JEC559 For This Useful Post:
hedorah99 (03-07-2011)
post #9 of 10 Old 03-07-2011, 05:14 PM Thread Starter
Wood Mangler
 
hedorah99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: West Haven, CT
Posts: 138
View hedorah99's Photo Album My Photos
Quote:
Originally Posted by cabinetman View Post
What model # Hitachi do you have?








.
It's a c10FR. It says it has a 5/8" arbor, but after the arbor nut I can only fit a 3/8" stack on it.
hedorah99 is offline  
post #10 of 10 Old 03-07-2011, 10:49 PM
John
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: La Crosse, Kansas
Posts: 3,028
View jschaben's Photo Album My Photos
Quote:
Originally Posted by hedorah99 View Post
It's a c10FR. It says it has a 5/8" arbor, but after the arbor nut I can only fit a 3/8" stack on it.
You've got a 5/8 arbor, that is the diameter, but max dado capacity is 1/2".
http://www.reconditionedsales.com/Hi...)___i1633.aspx

read down the specs

Suggest you use the router or make two passes per on the saw

Last edited by jschaben; 03-07-2011 at 10:51 PM.
jschaben is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Want to use a Dado kit on my 8" Makita El Carpintero Power Tools & Machinery 1 10-30-2010 11:47 AM
Can my tablesaw handle an 8" dado? rickdog Power Tools & Machinery 5 04-18-2010 11:07 AM
Making Rabbets quickly UncleBill Joinery 3 05-28-2009 02:36 AM
Skil Saw 6" Stacked Dado Bigred15 Tool Reviews 2 03-06-2009 11:44 PM
Rabbets and Dadoes Oh My... Tom5151 General Woodworking Discussion 5 02-17-2009 05:07 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome