New Rockler Dado Jig Makes Tighter Joints

Friday 8 June 2012

Rockler is proud to announce their new Dado Jig, a sliding sled that works to cut tailor-fit dadoes for virtually any thickness of lumber. What makes this Jig unique is that the width of the groove can be fine tuned to fit plywood that is thinner than the nominal thickness – a perennial problem in woodworking – or to fit lumber that has an odd thickness.

The jig works with a router and the separate Rockler Straight Edge Clamp System to cut precise dadoes. Grooves on either edge of the Dado Jig fit into a corresponding groove in the Straight Edge Clamp System, meaning the jig won't drift away from the fence and ruin the workpiece. Using a 1/2in router bit, users rout the first shoulder of the dado as usual, then flip the jig around. The offset for the second shoulder of the dado is infinitely adjustable to achieve a final width of 1/2in to 1in wide to perfectly match plywood thickness.

All adjustments on the Rockler Dado Jig are tool-free with comfortable, knurled knobs. The jig is predrilled to accept routers with a standard PC 690 3-hole pattern. Comprised of low-friction ABS, it is also simple to drill custom holes for non-standard routers.


Price: $44.99 (£29.18); The Low Profile Straight Edge Clamp System - $99.99 (£64.84) (All products from USA to UK are subject to shipping & taxes)

Contact: Rockler Woodworking and Hardware

Tel: (001) 800 279 4441