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I was playing around with Cleo Hogan's pattern method for dado blades and discovered that by making a jig that you add spacers to you can quickly change between dado sizes without blade changes. I made a jig for 3/4" dados and to make a thinner dado I just attach a spacer that covers up part of the dado blade by the desired amount. I make my jigs from 1x4 and most dados are only 3/8" to 3/4" wide and 3/8" deep when making boxes, so it still allows you to keep the safety cover over top. To make the spacer, first lower the blade, cut the spacer to the thickness to cover the blade leaving open the width you want out of 1" stock, attach it with a couple of screws to the side of the jig fence, then slowly raise the blade up to cut out a cut 1/2" high in the spacer. Because most cuts we make are only 3/8" that will leave 1/8" of free area above the blade when you cut. This is great for changing quickly between 3/4" joints and 5/8" frame rests. For me it works like a charm.
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