New Rockler Dado Jig Makes Tighter Joints - Sliding Jig Cuts Tailor-fit Dadoes for a Variety of Lumber Thicknesses

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Rockler is proud to announce their new Dado Jig, a sliding sled that works to cut tailor-fit dadoes for virtually any thickness of lumber. What makes this Jig unique is that the width of the groove can be fine tuned to fit plywood that is thinner than the nominal thickness – a perennial problem in woodworking – or to fit lumber that has an odd thickness.

Rockler Dado Jig for low profile Straight Edge Clamp System

This Dado Jig delivers the precision to prevent unsightly gaps that will eventually weaken the joint.

Rockler is proud to announce their new Dado Jig, a sliding sled that works to cut tailor-fit dadoes for virtually any thickness of lumber. What makes this Jig unique is that the width of the groove can be fine tuned to fit plywood that is thinner than the nominal thickness – a perennial problem in woodworking – or to fit lumber that has an odd thickness.

The jig works with a router and the separate Rockler Straight Edge Clamp System to cut precise dadoes. Grooves on either edge of the Dado Jig fit into a corresponding groove in the Straight Edge Clamp System, meaning the jig won't drift away from the fence and ruin the workpiece. Using a 1/2" router bit, users rout the first shoulder of the dado as usual, then flip the jig around. The offset for the second shoulder of the dado is infinitely adjustable to achieve a final width of 1/2" to 1" wide to perfectly match plywood thickness.

"Dadoes are a good example of joinery where close isn't good enough. A perfect fit is needed for
both the looks and strength of the joint," says Steve Krohmer, vice president of product development. "This Dado Jig delivers that precision to prevent unsightly gaps that will eventually weaken the joint."

All adjustments on the Rockler Dado Jig are tool-free with comfortable, knurled knobs. The jig is predrilled to accept routers with a standard PC 690 3-hole pattern. Comprised of low-friction ABS, it is also simple to drill custom holes for non-standard routers.

The Rockler Dado Jig (43476) retails for $44.99. The Low Profile Straight Edge Clamp System
(36495), which clamps down for use as a straight edge with a router or circular saw, is sold separately and retails for $99.99. Both are available at Rockler Woodworking and Hardware stores nationwide, Rockler independent resellers, Rockler.com, or in the Rockler catalog. For store locations or a free catalog, please visit http://www.rockler.com or call 1-877-ROCKLER.

Note: Hi-resolution images and text to go along with this news release are available for download at http://www.rockler.com/news.

About Rockler Woodworking and Hardware:
Celebrating its 58th year as a family-run business, Rockler Woodworking and Hardware is the nation’s premier supplier of specialty hardware, tools, lumber and other high quality woodworking products. Rockler has 29 retail locations in AZ, CA, CO, GA, IL, IN, MA, ME, MI, MN, MO, NH, NY, OH, OR, PA, TX, WA, and WI – plus 60 independent reseller locations nationwide, as well as extensive catalog and internet operations.

To learn more about Rockler, please visit http://www.rockler.com or call 1-877-ROCKLER.

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