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Dado depth and how tight?

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  • Dado depth and how tight?

    Greetings all,

    I'm new to the forum and relatively new to my TS2424 although I have owned it for 2 years. I am building some simple bookshelves from oak plywood and my questions are:
    How deep should the dado be? I'm thinking 1/4-3/8 but I would love to hear what you all think.

    Also, how tight should the joint be? I have a Freud Super Dado. The 3/4 set-up was way too loose. With the chipper for undersized plywood I need to really hammer the pieces together (scrap of course). Should I really want a joint that tight?

    I am going to try a shim tonight and see what happens.

    Thanks in advance for your opinions. I really need your help as my wife is going to hammer me if I don't finish those bookshelves [img]redface.gif[/img])

    Best regards,