28 Feb A Jig for Making Parallel Grooves and Dadoes
New from Rockler is a simple and fairly inexpensive ($69.99) jig for a router that makes quick work of creating parallel grooves. The Indexing Dado Jig (item 59237) is perfect for tasks such as kerf bending plywood or making shoe shelves, dividers, cubbies, drawer organization systems and the like. It has a fence that guides the first cut, and then the fence rides in that cut to index the next cut. By repeating this process, you can rout as many equally spaced dados or grooves as you need. The two-part fence adjusts to fit dados from 1/8” to 3/4” wide. Spacing between the grooves is adjustable from 1/8” to 6-9/16” apart (and of course that will vary depending on your bit diameter) by loosening the knobs and adjusting the sub-base in the slots. It has a 1/2” thick MDF base with a high-pressure laminate surface on each face for stability. The reinforced plastic baseplate that sits on that is drilled with hole patterns for mounting most popular routers, and it has keys on the underside to prevent twisting. The jig has clear indicators on the baseplate, and easy-to-read aluminum rules on the base that simplify set-up and ensure precision. It also has easy-to-grip knobs, and a hang hole for vertical storage.