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Offline ear3

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New Rockler miter fold dado set
« on: March 10, 2017, 07:35 AM »
This is now available for pre-order.  Any thoughts/experiences?  It's $349 -- cheaper than a CNC setup with v-grooving bit, but still pretty expensive for an accessory.  It's apparently not compatible with Saw-Stop.

http://www.rockler.com/rockler-miter-fold-dado-set

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Offline neilc

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Re: New Rockler miter fold dado set
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2017, 08:51 AM »
Jimmy Diresta did a drawer with it in one of his videos.  Great guy to follow if you have not.  He has his own channel, does stuff for Make and also has done a few for Rockler.



Neat idea but I personally prefer the look and strength of more traditional joinery.

Offline ben_r_

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Re: New Rockler miter fold dado set
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2017, 04:13 PM »
Yea it started with this guy:





Then Rockler picked up the product.


Personally I think its a lot of money to spend on a one trick tool, and I think Id rather put it towards a Leigh dovetail jig for drawers. But I guess if you got the coin and you do a lot of drawers out of plywood.


I wonder how much itll cost to sharpen it and who will do it.
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Offline mwildt

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Re: New Rockler miter fold dado set
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2017, 07:33 PM »
Cool. I recall the original video. Great that he was able to bring it to the market. That by it self is a huge and lengthy task. Hope he gets success!

He has several videos about the journey on YouTube.

Offline P2P

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Re: New Rockler miter fold dado set
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2017, 11:59 PM »
This is now available for pre-order.  Any thoughts/experiences?  It's $349 -- cheaper than a CNC setup with v-grooving bit, but still pretty expensive for an accessory.  It's apparently not compatible with Saw-Stop.

http://www.rockler.com/rockler-miter-fold-dado-set

The description on Rockler is 'Not compatible with SawStop or any other saws equipped with flesh-detection technology.'  I don't read this as it isn't compatible with the saw itself, but would have to be used on the SawStop in the blade bypass mode.  Thoughts?

Offline grbmds

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Re: New Rockler miter fold dado set
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2017, 12:16 AM »
This is now available for pre-order.  Any thoughts/experiences?  It's $349 -- cheaper than a CNC setup with v-grooving bit, but still pretty expensive for an accessory.  It's apparently not compatible with Saw-Stop.

http://www.rockler.com/rockler-miter-fold-dado-set

The description on Rockler is 'Not compatible with SawStop or any other saws equipped with flesh-detection technology.'  I don't read this as it isn't compatible with the saw itself, but would have to be used on the SawStop in the blade bypass mode.  Thoughts?

The total diameter of the blade is over 8" so I am only guessing, but think the Sawstop incompatibility means the blade is slightly too large for clearance of the brake cartridge. Otherwise there does not appear to be any good reason why it would 't work. Width shouldn't be an issue.
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Offline ben_r_

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Re: New Rockler miter fold dado set
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2017, 12:57 AM »
This is now available for pre-order.  Any thoughts/experiences?  It's $349 -- cheaper than a CNC setup with v-grooving bit, but still pretty expensive for an accessory.  It's apparently not compatible with Saw-Stop.

http://www.rockler.com/rockler-miter-fold-dado-set

The description on Rockler is 'Not compatible with SawStop or any other saws equipped with flesh-detection technology.'  I don't read this as it isn't compatible with the saw itself, but would have to be used on the SawStop in the blade bypass mode.  Thoughts?

The total diameter of the blade is over 8" so I am only guessing, but think the Sawstop incompatibility means the blade is slightly too large for clearance of the brake cartridge. Otherwise there does not appear to be any good reason why it would 't work. Width shouldn't be an issue.
Its also to do with the mass of the blade and the ability of the brake to stop it.
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Re: New Rockler miter fold dado set
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2017, 12:26 PM »
Yea it started with this guy:





Then Rockler picked up the product.


Personally I think its a lot of money to spend on a one trick tool, and I think Id rather put it towards a Leigh dovetail jig for drawers. But I guess if you got the coin and you do a lot of drawers out of plywood.


I wonder how much itll cost to sharpen it and who will do it.

Yes it is a one trick tool, but if you need to make a lot of boxes or drawers this will save you a ton of time and frustration. It's a brilliant idea and is great for a production shop. How much is your time worth to you? Even if you aren't doing this as a business, or charge for your work, this would free you up to do more fun or interesting work rather than cutting hundreds of repetitive joints.
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