My wife giggles every time Norm Abram says “dado” on New Yankee Workshop. An explanation that “woodworkers use dado blades to cut joints” doesn’t help things. On the other hand that could explain why I find New Yankee Workshop one of the most relaxing shows on TV.
As I learned at Home Depot there’s another thing that bridges a gap woodworking and Freudian Analysis — Freud brand saws.
They make dados too.
By the way, notice the price of the blade. Doesn’t that prove that 47 is in fact the most common random number? Not convinced? Check out
Random bit of knowledge that I learned from Norm: there are saws that are for cutting with the grain that are called rip saws and those for cutting across that are called crosscut saws. Also Japanese saws cut on the pull stroke and European ones cut on the push. I am a big fan of Shark Corporation Japanese saws.