Router Depth Setter | Popular Woodworking

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This jig makes it easy to set up the bit for routing flutes and dadoes. I simply drop the appropriate depth gauge into the channel, set my router on top and lower the bit until it touches the gauge. The base is an 8 square piece of 3/4 MDF. Two strips of 3/4 MDF on top create a channel for the gauges. To make the gauges, subtract the depth of the dado you want to rout from 3/4. For example, a 1/4 deep dado requires a 1/2 thick gauge. —Clovis Davis


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