- 22 Mar 2019
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- Stoke on Trent
I must be feeling gruesome today, as I totally misread the end of this...
I had visions of expecting one finger (of the hand!) to get cut, and then carry on to make sure you put pressure on the finger in the cut areaFirstly, be very, very careful, you know all the risks involved. Minimise those risks, respect the tool and keep your focus on the job.
I’ve used dado stacks for a long time. I’ve a 4 wing set, 3 hp saw so please adjust things to suit your set, saw and learning curve.
First thing is experiment/test with scrap, which I’m sure you planned to do. 18 mm is ok in one go in most cases. Raising blade to max height maybe not a great idea as a lot of exposed blade even with an 8” set. As said above, chisel out. You’ll have to anyway to get a square finish no matter what height.
Lastly, once first finger is cut try and not put any pressure towards the fence in the cut area.