Regardless of which tool you’re using, if your joint of choice is the dado, the Woodline USA DadoMax™ will come in handy. The all aluminum jig works with any handheld router: no measuring, no shims. Just set it over the wood to be inserted and turn the adjustment. The included Porter-Cable style brass guide bushing fits most routers, and the DadoMax also works with a variety of bit diameters. Also included with the tool are a 25″ edge guide clamp, 90° head accessory and aluminum carrying case. The DadoMax will also make stopped dadoes for mortises and dovetail sockets for sliding dovetails. It’s priced at $109 in 2009.