When you need an odd size, use a shimmed dado on your TS instead of a
router bit. I have about 7 sizes of ply bits and I STILL run across
material that doesn't correspond with any of those sizes. Besides, I
can run dados faster through the TS than by a router bit.
Alan Smithee wrote:
I just hate using the table saw for everything but ripping. I prefer to keep
my material stationary and move the tools over it rather than move the
material over the tool. Doesn't always work out that way. The sides on this
cabinet are also particularily large so in this case it also makes sense for
my preferred workflow. I agree the table saw is usually a faster set up
compared to the router. Thx.
If you are freehanding with a router, you can make a u-shaped jig that
is the width of your router base +18mm. Then you use any smaller bit
that is at least 1/2 the width of the final slot (so 9mm min) and do
two passes, one against each side of the jig.
18mm + router
Tip, just use a piece of the material and the router as a spacer while
creating the jig.
Or, in my situation I'd use my RAS and shim a dado blade to the right
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