My dados are done with a hand held router and a very simple jig. First, because it's such a PITA to change my saw over to the dado blade function. Second, because with my jig, I can get dead on accurately sized dados. And, third because I'm getting too old to lug the work to the saw table. Especially when I'm doing a bunch!
With rabbets, it depends on how many and how big. If it's a lot, I'll go through the hassle of switching over to the dado blade. Just a few....I use the router.
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