Do More with Your Dado Set
Stay safe and get better results from this versatile saw accessory.
Synopsis: The dado set is a great tablesaw accessory that is unmatched at a variety of operations-grooving, dadoing, rabbeting, and tenoning-but you must use it properly to stay safe. Steve Latta gives this tutorial on using a dado set for better, safer results. From making a set of zero-clearance inserts to using a crosscut sled and a variety of push sticks, Latta has tips that will ensure you are using your dado set like a pro.
I recently met a talented cabinetmaker who lost his thumb to a mishap with a dado set. Amazingly, doctors were able to put one of his toes in its place, and only a close look can detect the difference. Of course, his hand will never grip the way it used to. Lesson: Medical technology is advancing at an amazing clip, but you don’t want to test it by making a bad move in your…