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Subject:
3/4 dado plane depth

steve voigt
Long shot here, but for anyone who has a 3/4-ish woodie dado plane,* what's the max depth of cut with the depth stop retracted all the way?

I have a 3/8 plane that probably would have cut 1/2 deep when new. I can't see a reason to cut any deeper, even with a wider plane but it would be nice to have some confirmation from vintage examples.

* data from anything in the 5/8-7/8 range would be helpful. Thanks all!

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