Sliding Jig Cuts Tailor-fit Dadoes for a Variety of Lumber Thicknesses
MEDINA, MN (May 17, 2012) - Rockler is proud to announce their new Dado Jig, a sliding sled that works to cut tailor-fit dadoes for virtually any thickness of lumber. What makes this Jig unique is that the width of the groove can be fine tuned to fit plywood that is thinner than the nominal thickness – a perennial problem in woodworking – or to fit lumber that has an odd thickness.
The jig works with a router and the separate Rockler Straight Edge Clamp System to cut precise dadoes. Grooves on either edge of the Dado Jig fit into a corresponding groove in the Straight Edge Clamp System, meaning the jig won't drift away from the fence and ruin the workpiece. Using a 1/2" router bit, users rout the first shoulder of the dado as usual, then flip the jig around. The offset for the second shoulder of the dado is infinitely adjustable to achieve a final width of 1/2" to 1" wide to perfectly match plywood thickness.
"Dadoes are a good example of joinery where close isn't good enough. A perfect fit is needed for both the looks and strength of the joint," says Steve Krohmer, vice president of product development. "This Dado Jig delivers that precision to prevent unsightly gaps that will eventually weaken the joint."
All adjustments on the Rockler Dado Jig are tool-free with comfortable, knurled knobs. The jig is predrilled to accept routers with a standard PC 690 3-hole pattern. Comprised of low-friction ABS, it is also simple to drill custom holes for non-standard routers.
The Rockler Dado Jig (43476) retails for $44.99. The Low Profile Straight Edge Clamp System (36495), which clamps down for use as a straight edge with a router or circular saw, is sold separately and retails for $99.99. Both are available at Rockler Woodworking and Hardware stores nationwide, Rockler independent resellers, Rockler.com, or in the Rockler catalog. For store locations or a free catalog, please visit www.rockler.com or call 1-877-ROCKLER.
View the Press Release Library for more Rockler press releases
Be the first to know about Rockler news by signing up for the Rockler Press Page RSS feed
Lorilee Torrey (541) 552-1133 Media Contact E-mail