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Thread: Dado shim removal

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Constantine, MI

    Dado shim removal

    I like my metal dado shims much better than the old plastic ones. However, removing them can sometimes be a hassle as they get caught in the arbor threads. While fidgeting with one today it occurred to me I had all that was needed to remove it simply. A magnet, not a terribly strong one, is all that is needed to pull the shim out and avoid having it get caught on threads.
    “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    GTA Ontario Canada
    Or you could upgrade your dado blade stack to the Freud SD 608 and never have to shim again.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    No, not all of SoCal is Los Angeles!
    Cool tip Rennie. I hate fiddling with shims so much I just set the stack up undersize and make two passes. This would never cut it in a production shop due to lost time but, works for me.
    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
    - Arthur C. Clarke

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