Quickly set up your Dado Stop with pinpoint accuracy.
Record your blade's actual kerf (including runout) by trimming it into the Setup Gauge. This serves as a template to set up your Dado Stop for a fast, precise dado cut. Best of all-there's no dado blade required.
Every blade and saw combination cuts its own unique kerf usually not visible to the naked eye. When it comes to joinery, however, even a few thousands of an inch can make all the difference. The Setup Gauge was designed to solve that very problem. It keeps a physical record of the unique kerf cut by a blade on a specific saw, making quick work of setting up the Dado Stop.
Your fastest dados ever
- Blade kerf template for precise Dado Stop setup
- Record blade/saw combination for future reference
- 11/32" blade height gauge for cutting relief grooves on table saw
- 3/8" depth gauge for setting dovetail router bit cutting depth
Setup dados in a fraction of the time
- Step 1
Cut a scrap piece of MDF to template on side of your kerf. Without moving the fence, clamp the Setup Gauge to a crosscut sled, contacting the cut piece.
- Step 2
Set blade height to the center of the notch. Remove MDF piece and push Setup Gauge through the cut.
- Step 3
The material trimmed out is an exact replica of the blade's kerf, including runout. The resulting gap is used to account for the kerf when setting Leg 2 of the Dado Stop.