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RWW 155 The Stair Saw

11 years ago

There are many ways to cut a dado using hand tools. In this episode I use a dado saw or stair saw to demonstrate one of those ways to hand cut dados. CME Handworks has made a nice version of the stair saw. I really like the brass fortification at the bottom as every vintage model I have seen is cracked or I am hesitant to use it for fear of cracking it. I’ll continue to use this saw in my day to day work and see how I like it compared to some of my other techniques.

Speaking of other techniques, here is the link to the post I mentioned during the video

Adjustable Dado Plane

I also think this saw provides a nice model on which to base my own stair saw, and I think this will be a fun project in the future.

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