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Offline David Stanton

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You may want to make this jig for yourself?
« on: April 13, 2020, 07:42 PM »
Hi there everyone. Been a while as last year was a bad one for me personally.
Anyway, I'm back into making videos and thought you may be interested in this little hack I did for routing out a dado or rabbet. I don't own a Festool router and therefore couldn't take advantage of the track follower and of1400 so I came up with another solution that I think has some advantages over the standard method. Have a look if you have a spare 3 minutes, you might want to copy what I did? Hmm, cant see the hyperlink. Are they still allowed? If you want to see in more detail, drop into my channel on Youtube. Davesbuildtips. Others have tried to copy my channel name so to see mine, don't put spaces between the words, just go to youtube and enter Davesbuildtips as one word in their search engine.

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Offline elm

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Re: You may want to make this jig for yourself?
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2020, 08:57 PM »
Thanks for the video.  Glad you are making them again.  I have learned a lot from you.

Thanks again.

Offline Mortiser

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Re: You may want to make this jig for yourself?
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2020, 09:31 PM »
Pretty neat trick Dave. Makes for a fast and accurate set-up. Thanks for showing us that.
Take care.

Offline Mike Goetzke

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Re: You may want to make this jig for yourself?
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2020, 02:12 PM »
Very nice - this reminds me of my Eurekazone days with their EZ-One. You would trap the board between two waste boards. The waste boards had the short dado cuts in it like your jig and lined up in the same way. The difference being with the EZ a traveler holding the router that references off the rail rib is used. This traveler also fits the Festool/Makita rails.

I'll definitely will be making one of these to work with my router traveler.


Offline dabfog

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Re: You may want to make this jig for yourself?
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2020, 09:02 PM »
I see what you’ve done there. However, as I watch you cutting, riding the router along the edge of the guide rail, I can’t help but wonder why the track saw system was ever created. Presumably, having the saw ride on the track and not along it has some merit. Otherwise why would you have it?
Watching the video I believe I see some “wobble” of the router - perhaps it is the camera.
I have “been there, done that” with a circular saw and a straight edge. The saw riding on the track is definitely better. Probably the track removes the irregularity of the surface being cut, stabilizes the minute rotations of the saw base, prevents all but the least damaging rotations about a horizontal axis.
I also do not have a Festool router but I do have a TS 55 and wouldn’t go back to the straight edge guiding the circular saw.
Have learned a lot from you.

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Re: You may want to make this jig for yourself?
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2020, 03:28 PM »
-Viewers of Dave Stanton's Jig:

how about sharing a picture of your own Dado Jig version when you  give this a try?


Offline ben_r_

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Re: You may want to make this jig for yourself?
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2020, 05:06 PM »
Could also invest in a MicroFence Edge Guide with the Festool Guide Rail Interface. That would work work with your DeWalt router, and youd have a lot more control and options.
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Offline jroth33139

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Re: You may want to make this jig for yourself?
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2020, 10:22 PM »
Very clever tip. I did not know those holes were threaded. I will definitely give this a try. Hope you are doing well, Dave. Have enjoyed your videos and glad to see you posting again.