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Tip on increasing the width of a kerf of a table saw blade or a dado head a very small amount by using a masking-tape shim.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Sep-Oct 1989 (v.5#5) pg. 10

Dado heads. A look at the selection and use of the stack dado, wobble dado, and fixed-width groovers.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #19 Mar-Apr 1991 pg. 46

Buyer's guide to carbide stack dado heads.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #42 Dec 1994 pg. 56
Correction AMERICAN WOODWORKER #44 Apr 1995 pg. 6

Dado blade carrier and storage unit is made from scrap wood.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #93 Apr 2002 pg. 96

Dado blade review. User tests of a variety of dado blades.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP May 1990 (v.13#8) pg. 62

Dado blades for use on table or radial arm saws. What is available and tips on their use.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #265 Jan 1986 (v.36#1) pg. 16

Wooden table saw insert for use with a dado blade has a hump in the middle which makes sure that dado is the same depth regardless of slight waves and warps in the wood.
FINE WOODWORKING #59 Jul-Aug 1986 pg. 8

A close look at dado blades. How blade design affects quality of cut. Includes a chart showing manufacturers, specifications, costs, etc.
FINE WOODWORKING #89 Jul-Aug 1991 pg. 59

Shop-tool basics. Part 1. Getting the most out of a table saw. Includes two styles of shop-made pushers (push sticks), a taper-cutting jig, using dado blades, etc.
HOMEOWNER Mar 1986 (v.11#2) pg. 77

Workshop minicourse. Using dado blades. Part 1. Table saw applications.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1985 (v.162#4) pg. 72

Workshop minicourse. Using dado blades. Part 2. Table saw applications (continued).
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1985 (v.162#5) pg. 122

Workshop minicourse. Using dado blades. Part 3. Radial arm saw applications.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1985 (v.162#6) pg. 122

Two saw blades are better than one. Using two or more table saw blades or dados to speed up such tasks as cutting louvers, rabbeting and grooving, tenoning, etc.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1967 (v.191#2) pg. 118

Tip on making a reference strip to identify the groove sizes made with your stack type dado blade.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #83 Mar 1995 (v.14#5) pg. 13

Selecting and using dado blades.
SHOPNOTES #12 Nov 1993 (v.2) pg. 10

How to determine the exact center of a cut when using a wobble type dado blade.
SHOPNOTES #21 May 1995 (v.4) pg. 28

Tip on using an L-stand equipped with a 5/8" threaded rod to both setup and store a multi-blade dado set.
SHOPNOTES #23 Sep 1995 (v.4) pg. 28

Dado blade gauge. A series of dado cuts, one for each combination of chippers, are labeled to show chippers required.
SHOPNOTES #29 Sep 1996 (v.5) pg. 28

Storage case designed especially for a set of stacked dado blades lets you retrieve a single blade at a time.
SHOPNOTES #47 Sep 1999 (v.8) pg. 6

Dado blades and sets. Shop tests of 14 different dado accessories for radial arm or table saws, plus tips on their assembly and use.
WOOD MAGAZINE #3 Jan-Feb 1985 (v.2#1) pg. 77

Tip on setting-up adjustable dados with carbide tips (wobble dados).
WOOD MAGAZINE #13 Oct 1986 (v.3#5) pg. 12

Dado-cutting tools. A look at both blade and router bit options.
WOOD MAGAZINE #46 Oct 1991 (v.8#7) pg. 60
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #49 Jan 1992 (v.9#1) pg. 8
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #75 Dec 1994 (v.11#9) pg. 77

Wall-mounted holder for circular saw blades and dado-blade set.
WOOD MAGAZINE #58 Jan 1993 (v.10#1) pg. 16

Buyer's guide to dado-cutting tools.
WOOD MAGAZINE #65 Nov 1993 (v.10#8) pg. 46

Shims. The secret to making perfect-fitting dadoes. How to make and insert shims in stacked dado blades in order to cut the exact width needed.
WOOD MAGAZINE #82 Oct 1995 (v.12#7) pg. 18

Shop test of 14 premium dado sets. Three key features to look for, advice on shims and how to inspect a new dado set for defects before putting it on the saw.
WOOD MAGAZINE #108 Oct 1998 (v.15#6) pg. 58

Method to quickly set the cutting depth of a table saw dado blade which you use regularly.
WOOD MAGAZINE #129 Dec 2000 (v.17#9) pg. 40

Dado blades. Evaluating both stack dado sets and adjustable dado blades.
WOODSMITH #44 Apr 1986 pg. 20

Tip: Use masking tape to cause a standard circular blade to "wobble" slightly. Use this "dado" effect to cut slots slightly wider than the kerf of the blade.
WOODSMITH #51 Jun 1987 pg. 3

Made a sample dado board. Cut every dado size possible (using your own dado head) into a block of hardwood. Then use this gauge block to test fit any work piece that has to fit into a dado.
WOODSMITH #57 Jun 1988 pg. 23

Tip on keeping thin brass shims centered while a dado set is tightened onto the saw arbor.
WOODSMITH #84 Dec 1992 pg. 4

Dado blades. Tips on selection and use.
WOODSMITH #115 Feb 1998 (v.20) pg. 28

Tip: Use the 0.005" thickness aluminum from soft drink cans to make shims for your dado blades, etc.
WOODWORK #4 Winter 1989 pg. 24

Dado heads. Types of heads, setup, safety, and sharpening. Includes a shop test of four different heads.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1989 (v.13#6) pg. 24

Setting up a dado head on arbor or table saw to groove, rabbet, make tongue-and-groove joints, bevel, etc.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1966 (v.22#4) pg. 44