Was building some cabinets for a project I'm working on. Material is birch finished plywood. When I cross-cut my rabbet joints along the top and bottom of the cabinet side panels, the veneer finished chipped very badly. I was cutting the rabbets using a stacked dado blade on my table saw. Fortunately the cabinets will be painted so the splintered veneer can be filled in before painting.
In the future, what's a better way to cut the rabbets to avoid the splintering? When I used my router with a straight bit to cut the dados the cut was very clean, should I use the straight bit and router to cut the rabbets next time?