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Dado Caddy

By: John Doyle
A simple way to organize your dado blade set. A few scraps from the wood bin is all it takes to make this caddy.

A dado blade is one of my favorite tools, but I’m not a big fan of digging through the box to find the right combination of scoring blades and chippers. So I came up with the dado blade caddy you see here to put everything out in the open.

To make the caddy, I started with an extra-long piece of plywood and raised the spinning saw blade into the base in order to cut the slots for blades and chippers. To do this, you’ll want to use the saw’s rip fence to position each slot, and clamp the plywood blank securely to the front and back of the saw table for each cut. Once that’s done, you can simply cut the base to length, attach the hardwood cleats, and set all your blades and chippers in place.

Published: Feb. 22, 2018
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