Dado Operator

Set up and operate machines to cut grooves and tenons in wooden parts.

What does a Dado Operator do?

Sets up and operates single- or multiple-blade machine to cut grooves, notches, recesses, rabbets, lap joints, and tenons in wooden parts: Examines drawings, blueprints, or samples and written specifications and selects and installs saws, dado heads, and spacers, using rule and wrenches. Turns handwheels to move guide fence and adjust table height to attain specified location and depth of cut. Starts machine and pushes wooden parts past cutting heads by hand, or inserts parts between feed rolls that carry parts through machine. May be designated according to type of saws used as Warble-Saw Operator; or according to part and cut made as Cleat Notcher; Partition Notcher; Strap Recesser.