Rabbets Grooves And Dados 101
Rabbets grooves and dados 101 is post about Woodworking 101 bookmarked by charles with ID 1914696665 was uploaded on 27-01-2019 and has been viewed 369,918 times.
A dado is a square or rectangular slot cut from one end of a board to the other, and technically it goes across the grain, while the slot is called a groove if it goes with the grain.However, many times this is still referred to as a dado.
A stopped dado is when the slot doesn't extend to the end of the board.This should be done with a plunge router only.A rabbet is when that slot runs off the end or the edge of the board.You can use a dado blade set to cut most dados, grooves, and rabbets (click here to see the dado set I personally use).
This allows you to cut it in one pass.Be sure to test your final blade width by cutting scrap material first, and checking that the final dado is perfect.You can also cut dados, grooves, and rabbets with your regular blade.
This is handy when you only have a few to cut, and it may not be worth the time to set up and test your dado blade set.When using a regular blade, you'll make multiple passes between 2 marks to create the groove, slightly moving the fence over with each cut.
When cutting dados...