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Tape your way to tighter dadoes

Tape your way to tighter dadoes

Adjusting a jig or straightedge to widen a dado just a hair can create more problems than it solves. Instead, leave your guide in place and add strips of tape along the router base edge, as shown. That nudges the bit away from the guide when you recut. Four layers of blue painter's tape equals about 1 /64".

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