I also know of the paradox of the rather poor shims that come with Freud's otherwise excellent dado stack. Un-marked so you have to measure and mark them yourself and they do get caught up in the threads. My solution to shims is not to use them. I run the stack undersized, make the cut, use the DRO to nudge the fence over .035" or whatever and make a second pass. If I am doing 30 dados I do 30 first passes and 30 second passes. This would obviously drive a kitchen professional to the poor house but, for my work, there is not quite that sense of urgency . . . that means I'm slow anyway and a few more moments will just disappear into the void of time I enter when making a piece.
P.s. Hidden benefits; my dado ZCI's don't get all chewed up by the different widths
Last edited by glenn bradley; 11-11-2013 at 04:48 PM.
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