Like many people my first big shop tool was a table saw. Not knowing any better I bought a Sears Craftsman saw, model 28462. I’m sure there are good Craftsman saws, but the low end saws have a non-standard miter gauge slot. What does that mean? It means you can’t buy any standard tools such as featherboards, tenon jigs, etc. I really need a cross-cut sled and I am left to come up with a custom track to fit. Adding insult to injury this table saw has notches which mean that a square block can’t be used.
The saw came with a miter gauge which is T-shaped. Here’s what I measured with my calipers.
Lots of articles say to cut a piece of hardwood to use as tracks. Sounds good in theory but the T shape makes this really difficult.
I am hoping I can get a piece of 5/8” stock that is 5/32” or less thick.Then I think I will use a standoff to space up from the bar to the table top edge. If I can do that, then I will have a workable miter slat to use for jigs (like the crosscut sled).
-- Doug - When all you own is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.