I am trying to learn how to do proper dado cuts using a hand-held plunge router or a solid table-mounted router. I want to do dado cutouts both "stopped" and "unstopped (?)" *across*, i.e. NOT lengthwise, a pair of six-inch wide boards which will be the upright sides of a small cabinet for shelves to be inserted.
Is there a *commercial* jig made for cutting straight, perpendicular dados with the hand-held plunge? I have tried making my own but I have been largely underwhelmed by the results.
Is there perhaps a *better* method of doing this task on the table-mounted router using either the fence or some kind of jig that I haven't even thought of yet?
Gerry < who one day hopes to be a perfectionist >