OK it's July of 2016, But I just came across this post. My Answer? I have a good cabinet saw & I buy decent blades. I would never abuse them or endanger my digits this way. I built a sled for my old bench top saw and keep an older, (inexpensive), dado set on it. Hey-Presto! Instant tenoning machine.I mount a stop block to the sled for whatever the current need is.It is safe and efficient.
About a year ago, driving past the location of the went past the dumpster for the Panera Bread location and saw that they had discarded two steel frame butcher block tables. One 25 x 50 and the other 25 x 60. Some lovin' , a lot of sand paper, and one can of spray paint for the steel and hey presto.....
(Also some food safe mineral oil.)
Always keep your eyes open! You never know.
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