When building large doors for the shop and barn, I used the hand held router and a simple guide to make the half laps. I ganged the timbers and cut them. But, for long grooves and rabbets (8') I used the dado stack. The router method would have been OK, too. At the time, the dado set on the TS seemed faster.
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