Make a Cross Cut Sled For Your Tablesaw

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Blog entry by WoodJediNTraining posted 04-26-2013 05:44 AM 2286 reads 13 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The one Project Video I get asked the most to make is how to build a crosscut sled for the Tablesaw. Well there are a lot of videos out there on making a Cross cut sled, so this is my take on it. I hope you can take something from this video and use it in your shop

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi,

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#1 posted 04-26-2013 10:41 AM

thanks Lanney,very informative ,like the extension end on the sled fence my next one will have that too

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#2 posted 04-26-2013 12:32 PM

Nice sled. Kinda like the better mousetrap. Does the job but has a couple of features that are new.

Made me think back to the first one I built back in 1980. It was great and a 100% better than a miter gage but a real POJ compared to the sleds I use today.

Makes me feel a lot better seeing all of that crap piled in the corner.

-- Loyd, San Angelo, TX

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#3 posted 04-26-2013 03:48 PM

Nice job Lanney. I need to build another sled and will incorparate some of your ideas.

-- James Krenov..."It's about a lot of little things, they do matter. Enjoy them."

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#4 posted 04-26-2013 05:04 PM

Nice job. I really like the thin strip ripping jig.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#5 posted 04-26-2013 05:13 PM

Thanks Guys, and Loyd, yea you will have to excuse my mess while I set up the new area..ha!

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi,

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#6 posted 04-26-2013 05:23 PM

My problem is that everytime I “clean up” an area all of that junk I am “going to need someday” ends up in a pile in another corner. About 10 years ago I loaded up everything that I hadn’t used in over a year and either burned it or hauled it to the dump. Two days later I really needed something that was now at the dump.

-- Loyd, San Angelo, TX

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#7 posted 04-27-2013 01:38 AM

great video’s.i had a crosscut sled for my old ts,but i bought a new ts a couple months ago.i’ve been putting off building a new one but i know it’s time .thanks for the motivation.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#8 posted 04-27-2013 08:46 PM

Wonderful sled and great execution of the video

-- Norman

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#9 posted 04-28-2013 09:45 PM

Nice sled Laney! I made this one awhile ago and it’s really handy to have.

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#10 posted 04-29-2013 12:58 AM

Another gr video and how-to Laney. Everyone needs sleds like this in the shop. Luv that thin strip jig. How simple is that. Thnx for sharing that one.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#11 posted 05-08-2013 06:13 PM

Thanks everyone and AJ, Very nice Sled !! I really appreciate you all taking the time to read and comment on my posts… your support means a lot!

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi,

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