With just four passes on the table saw, Rockler says its Miter Fold Dado Set turns a flat sheet of plywood or hardwood into a box with four sides and a top or bottom. The Miter Fold Dado Set is an AWFS 2017 Visionary Award finalist.
The blade cuts a profiled channel through most of the wood, leaving just the face veneer intact. The joint is then folded, hinging on the veneer, which leaves a seamless corner, and grain that flows through the joint.
The miter fold blade can be used to create casework, boxes and drawers with minimal tools and setup, and can also be used as an ordinary 8'' dado set. When compared to a simple v-groove miter fold, Rockler says its Miter Fold makes a joint that is stronger, easier to clamp and less prone to glue squeeze-out. A unique locking profile keeps the miters from sliding around under clamping pressure, and creates a longer joint line for greater strength.
The Miter Fold uses a rabbet profile at the inside of the joint to prevent glue from funneling to the inside of the joint when it's folded closed.
The Miter Fold features:
  • Just four cuts to make a box with four sides and a top/bottom
  • Works with plywood or hardwood ranging from 1/4'' to 3/4'' nominal thickness
  • One box from a single sheet of material means perfect grain match, with flow-through grain at four edges
  • Veneer can be left intact for a truly seamless look (use tape to reinforce the delicate veneer)
  • Lock miter design allows easier clamping miters won't slide around under clamping pressure
  • More glue area than a simple V-groove type miter fold joint
  • Rabbet profile on inside of joint helps to stop glue squeeze-out toward interior of box
  • May also be used as an 8'' dado set for cutting dados
  • High-grade carbide teeth for sharpness and durability
See the Miter Fold Dado Set at AWFS at booth #10160.

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