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Any one have plans for a simple exact width dado jig to be used with Bosch 1617 plunge base router? Okay
 

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There are a couple of variations I think. You might find other ones by using the Community Search.
 
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here's a couple three...
 

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Pix helps me work out a project. Here's one Mike posted. I think the only really critical part is getting the fixed end pieces connected at an exact 90 so the dado is 90 to the workpiece edge. I usually add a couple of pieces of paper when setting the width, to give a little room for glue.
 

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I use a Dado Wiz for exact fit dados. Router beats table saw in terms of easy setup. I really dislike setting the stack on a dado set. Set. Test. Reset. Test. Fiddle. Test, fiddle some more. Exact fit jig, insert piece, tighten, make several passes. Done.
 

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If you have $330 to burn you could get this one from Woodpecker. https://www.woodpeck.com/exact-widt...26607899&_bta_c=i5hoat31f1p6g208vssy5azda0x2w It's still the exact same jig you can build for a few dollars worth of knobs but it will look a lot nicer.

I agree with you Tom about fiddling with dado blades and shims. I found out it's easier to pick a size that's close and then trim the end of the board to fit. It's much quicker to dial in a saw blade height and fence offset and fit the board to the groove.
 
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