Small Parts TS Sled

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Blog entry by GarageWoodworks posted 10-14-2012 11:06 PM 2373 reads 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Build a small parts table saw sled and align it accurately and quickly.

Square : Mine is 2-428-006 (“All measuring surfaces are hardened to 55 HRC and precision ground. Accuracy class II.”)

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#1 posted 10-15-2012 01:19 AM

Where can we learn more about accuracy classes?

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#2 posted 10-15-2012 01:19 AM

good video.
I’m also a fan of the dial indicator. it’s very versatile

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#3 posted 10-15-2012 01:55 AM

@JJ : NOt sure where you can read more about it but Class II is accurate over the entire length to within 0.0008” + (L/10000) (L is the length in inches).

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#4 posted 10-15-2012 02:37 AM

Nicely explained. Good job Brian

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#5 posted 10-15-2012 05:44 PM

Great work on this sled, well explained.

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#6 posted 10-15-2012 05:57 PM

Good job on the table saw sled. I made a small parts crosscut sled awhile ago, you can go check it out in my projects. That’s a good way to make the blade square to the fence, I never knew that! Thanks for the tip and good job on the sled!

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#7 posted 10-16-2012 01:06 AM

Nice job. I have a very small sled that rides on just one miter slot and I need to build a bigger one soon. I like your fence squaring technique… might have to get a dial indicator.

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#8 posted 10-16-2012 06:51 PM

Hey Brian, great video as always. Here’s some grist for the mill…..I think you might appreciate it.

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#9 posted 10-17-2012 05:08 AM

GW, You ARE the dial indicator king. I always click to see a new way to use the DI. Thanks for sharing.

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#10 posted 10-18-2012 01:39 AM

Thanks for all the great comments everyone!

The DI should be one of the first tools a woodworker buys after getting a table saw, but that’s just one guys opinion. :^)

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