Cutting a rabbet on a table saw
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  Re: Cutting a rabbet on a table saw by jihhwood (I learned a long tim...)
My method (I have an Incra fence):

I cut on the far side from the fence. I first set my height by creeping up on it on the outer edge. Once my height is good I lock the height adjustment wheel in place.

Then I move my fence until I'm almost at the right width. Then, with the adjustment wheel in the Incra, creep up on the right width. It can be a little slow, but with 1/1000" increments per click of the wheel, my rabbets (and dados, too) are perfect.

Once the inner location is set, I cut it on however many pieces I need, such as four for a small box, and then cut away the rest, a pass at a time.

I use a flat ground blade so that the bottom is perfectly smooth.

I don't know the advantages or disadvantages, aside from being a bit slow, but it works great for me.
Semper fi,
Brad

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#17
  Re: Cutting a rabbet on a table saw by jihhwood (I learned a long tim...)
I use the combo blade and make 2 cuts, most of the time.
I long for the days when Coke was a soft drink, and Black and Decker was a quality tool.
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#18
  Re: Cutting a rabbet on a table saw by jihhwood (I learned a long tim...)
I keep a 1/2" carbide dado setup in my contractors saw. Two passes for anything wider. Anything narrower gets cut with multiple passes using a standard carbide blade on one of my Unisaws.
Wood is good. 
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#19
  Re: Cutting a rabbet on a table saw by jihhwood (I learned a long tim...)
cutting a rabbit on a table saw, wouldn't that be kind of gruesome? Big Grin
Eric
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#20
  Re: Cutting a rabbet on a table saw by jihhwood (I learned a long tim...)
(11-13-2017, 03:10 PM)jihhwood Wrote: I learned a long time ago that the way to cut a rabbet on a table saw was with an auxiliary fence that "buried" some of the dado cutters.     Do you use any different method -- for example with the rabbet being cut on the far side of the workpiece, and not against the fence?  If so, are there advantages or disadvantages to doing it your way?
Thanks.

I use your method with one difference. I made a wooden insert with a slight hump ( about 1/16" in 6" ).This assures the dado or rabbet is the same depth over the length of the dado. Often the dado is not completely cut to the depth due to a warp in the board. The hump is centered on the blade circumference. I learned this method 50+ years ago in the first shop I worked in. If you use a large power feeder this is not necessary as the weight of the feeder should flatten the board. Most home shop wood workers do not have a 3/4 hp or larger feeder so the method I described will work.

mike
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