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Table Saw Jigs #1: A Crosscut / Miter Sled for Craftsman 10" Table Saw With Non-Standard Miter Slots

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Blog entry by Retsof posted 860 days ago 11188 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here’s a link to a video that I made about my new crosscut / miter sled that I built for my Sears Craftsman 10” Table Saw with non-standard miter slots.

I hope this helps some others who are looking for a solution to improve the accuracy of cross cuts and miter cuts with similar inadequately equipped table saws.

I added the miter cutting features after this video was made, so I will have to update the video or include some new photos at another time.

http://youtu.be/0Gr5ttgzJos

I think it made a big improvement and allowed me to get by with this inexpensive saw for a while longer before I have to shell out the big bucks for the table saw of my dreams (probably a Sawstop or something like that).

Let me know if you like it or if you see something I could add or improve.

Regards,

Retsof

-- "There seems to be a black hole in my garage that swallows up pencils and tape measures as soon as I put them down."



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chasferr

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#1 posted 703 days ago

That is absolutely great! I’ve been so disappointed with the cheap miter channels. Now, this is really, helps make the saw bearable. Thanks

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Retsof

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#2 posted 702 days ago

Glad I could help.

I spent a lot of time looking in stores and online for runners that would fit those miter slots, without success, before I figured out a way around them. I’m still surprised that nobody is making an aftermarket set of runners to fit these saws. There must be hundreds of them still in use.

Originally, I was going to rip some maple runners that would fit in the slots, but it seamed a lot quicker and easier to just use the sides of the table top to keep everything square.

I’m still using this sled for all my crosscutting. I occasionally have to tighten up some of the screws holding the rear fence on, but it’s been working for me since I built it last Winter.

-- "There seems to be a black hole in my garage that swallows up pencils and tape measures as soon as I put them down."

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