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Old 04-08-2010, 06:16 PM
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Default More accurate dado's using festool fence - stops & back fence

I recently purchased a dadomax from Woodline ($109)


and thought about coming up with a better way to rout dado's etc using my festool fence on my MFT.
I clamped my longer clamp and tool guide to the festool fence- lining up ends and making sure it was parallel ( you can make a set up block to do this)

Much easier and more accurate-and no clamping on and off the board- just lift - slide - rout and repeat
I can square up stock using the back fence/stops etc and I have attached a measuring tape to the back fence - or using the holes ( lining up w/ "dogs")
All I have to do is put stock under festool fence - line up markers on end of dadomax ( 1/4",3/8" or 1/2") - or create a sample board and line up that way.

and rout away - perfect everytime and no need to measure or mark board in two places to line up fence that came w/ dadomax
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Last edited by rsausa; 04-08-2010 at 07:49 PM.
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