Ye of little faith. How is it possible to create a crosscut sled for a Craftman “professional” portable tablesaw?
First, I’m not liking the fact Craftman called it a “professional” model since one has so many things to tighten and adjust to make it comfortably accurate. And then the two grooves are on just one side of the blade where on most “professional” models there is a machined groove on either side of the blade. So one has to put two runners for a crosscut sled on the one side and possibly, just possibly put a runner (where there’s no place for a runner) on the other side…but this picture doesn’t show that…partly because I’m still thinking about adding that runner. The $499 table saw has become a huge headache in the accuracy department…but perhaps this sled will work to make it so.
Yeah, I wish I had a pocket full of cash and the space for a large table saw…a table saw worth somewhere between $1600 and $2500? say. Oh, that I could saw…er…say. But one makes due on limited budgets when one’s cash has run out. So anyway, the challenge of making an accurate sled for such a table saw. I might add that the grooves are not machined…they are stamped. Ugh. So one has to sand the runners and wax the grooves to make the sled slide smoothly. So far so good. It’s a work in progress. (If you’ve seen one sled you’ve seen them all?) Lord, let my crosscut sled not be boring. The picture will provide the next 1,000 words:
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