Having overcome most of my fear of power tools, and having knocked out 10 out of the 12 chairs I needed to make, I decided its time to unwrap the dado blades and see if I can figure them out.
After reading extensively, the instructions, which were almost non existant, I had to find the ryobi table saw booklet and figure out how to attach them.
Easy for you guys, not easy for someone who is mechanically challenged, and is working on the fear of machinery with blades.
I didnt know there were 2 spacers on the arbor of the ts.
I actually installed them easily enough, and decided I want to get working next week on some drawers for my work area, cause I cant take the hand tools constantly in my way, all over the bench. I figured one large drawer under the work bench will hold all the wrenchs, screwdrivers, hammers, pliers, etc...and a few pull out drawers in the cabinets will be very helpful in organizing my hardware.
I tried my best to make the easiest fingerjoint jig known to mankind.
Ofcourse, within 2 minutes, while using my little trim saw, I gave myself a nice hit.
It woke me up, and I was a bit more careful.(it was nothing compared to when I cleaned the varnish brushes later on and spilled some thinner into the cut)
Grabbed some scrap plywood not even the same size exactly, and decided to give it a shot, one adjustment on the height of the blade and I was satisfied with the result.
I dont know how I lived for so long with a TS and didnt use a set of dado blades.
I just have to remember the jig allows the blade to pass through it and theres an open blade near my hands......almost didnt realize this the first pass through.
Thought I take a picture of the cut, just for fun.
If anyone has a better idea for a finger joint jig that they think I can handle, point me in the right direction.
btw, Id love to use a zero clearance for the dado set, but the plate is only liek1/16th of ainch thick where it attaches to the saw,, and I cant find any for the ryobi ts, is there a material 1/16th that I might be able to cut?