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Rockler Dado Jig for Low Profile Straight Edge Clamp System

Item #: 43476
$44.99
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Cut perfect tight-fitting dadoes.

Overview

With only a 1/2" straight bit and this handy, smooth-sliding Dado Jig, you can cut perfect tight-fitting dadoes to accept any stock from about 1/2" to 1" thick. Since it's infinitely adjustable within that range, it's perfect for plywood that is thinner than the nominal thickness, and for lumber that's been planed toan odd size.

Operation is simple! Once you've set your thickness with the scale and knurled knobs, just run the first shoulder of the dado with one edge of the jig up against any straight edge, then flip the jig around and run the other shoulder. The result is a tailor-cut dado that fits like no other.

Looking for the ideal Dado solution? The Dado Jig is uniquely designed to fit in the channel of our Low Profile Straight Edge Clamp System ensuring the jig does not wander from the straight edge. Perfect cuts every time!

Technical Details:

  • The Rockler Dado Jig is designed to be used with a 1/2" straight bit.
  • Any straight bit can be used, but the user will have to account for the different offset from the edge of the dado sled. This means you can use a 1/4" straight bit for dadoes under 1/2", or a 3/4" straight bit for wider dadoes.
  • Works with any straight edge!
  • For the ideal solution, the Dado Jig features a channel on two edges, which fits neatly into the channel on our 52" and 104" Low Profile Straight Edge Clamp System (36495, sold separately).
  • Knurled knobs make adjustment easy and tool-free.
  • Built in scale makes it easy to gauge your offset for the second shoulder of your dado.
  • Dado Jig is made of sturdy, low-friction ABS.
  • Jig is pre-drilled to fit most routers with a standard 3-hole pattern, and can be easily drilled to fit any other router.
  • Includes detailed instructions.
  • Made in USA.

Tech Spec

Brand Rockler
Manufacturer Part Number STRAIGHT EDGE DADO J
Weight (lbs) 2.1700
Type Dadoes

What's included:

(1) Dado Jig for Low Profile Straight Edge Clamp System

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I was just getting ready to...

William H from Wattsburg, PA Posted July 26, 2012
I was just getting ready to jump online to order a 12"x12" piece of acrylic to make my own jig to use with my Straight Edge System when up popped Rockler's daily email in my box. It featured this dado jig and I thought what a coincidence. Well, it just arrived today and I tried it out right away. The plastic it's made from is pretty thick, stiff, and heavy. I was surprised at it's weight when I first picked up the box. The included screws for mounting your base to the plate are junk. They're barely enough threads protruding to safely mount your router base. I know, I know... that's nitpicking. But I feel if you're going to include parts with an item you're selling, why make them junk. The groove where it fits in to the Straight Edge has a bit too much clearance. So when cutting you have to make sure you're forcing the jig up against the Straight Edge. And now, the biggest problem. Trying to set the jig to the desired width on the scale is a pain. I don't mean physically, I mean trying to eyeball it. The opening where the scale sits has too much of a gap and there's just too much black. I've included a picture trying to show it. The flash from my camera makes it seem like it wouldn't be bad, but with just my normal shop lights trying to set the black scale marks against the black side was hard. Also, the scale on the jig I received is off by a heavy 1/64th. It made the 23/32 dado in my test piece oversized enough to be quite noticeable. I may sound a bit harsh, but I'm just trying to be as descriptive as possible. Really this jig is good. You just have to be careful. I'd give it a SOLID 3.5 if I could. Rating it, it's right there between Good and Very Good.

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- Orval - 08/07/2012

What People are Saying:

I have been ordering from Rockler for almost 20 years and have found their products to be very inexpensive and of high quality. Shipping is fast even when an item is back ordered. The best prices I have found anywhere."

- Orval - 08/07/2012
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