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    Question Metric Dado Blades

    How do you set up your Dado set to cut the proper width when cutting Baltic Birch ? My standard Dado set does a great for cutting 1/2 or 3/4" dados but since Baltic birch is metric So 1/2" Baltic birch is actually a little under. Is there and easy way to set up without using shims, They get stuck in the thread and make it a real pain to set up. Does anyone make the metric width Dado's
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    Up here in Canada where we swing both ways (English/Metric), they're labelled with both dimensions. Never seen one that claimed to be purely metric.

    If you're not already using them, take a look at the Veritas open sided shims. Much simpler to slip them on from the top. Forrest has them too.

    http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.a...080,41165&ap=1
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Gillis View Post
    Up here in Canada where we swing both ways (English/Metric), they're labelled with both dimensions.
    Always new you guys north of the border were a little differant..

    Thanks for the tip I may need to get some of those.
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