Hey guys. Just fooling around in the shop. Got tired of the wooden rails on my table saw sled expanding and shrinking, therefore making the table saw sled less accurate. I’ve never seen anyone on here (even though i’m sure there are) use metal rails for their sleds…..so i figured I’d give it a try. This was just an experiment – but it turned out even better than I thought it would, so i’m going to use it (even though I’ll probably change a few things – like better attachment to the sled)
Anyways – this is just an experiment so what you are going to see is not the actual sled. The metal i used was just 3/4” metal bought from a big box store. i just screwed the rails to the “sled” with a couple of drywall screws. I was amazed at how easily it slid with almost no side-to-side movement what so ever – it was so small, you could only hear there was some slop, you couldnt even see it. I didnt even sand the metal to make it smooth – this is straight off the grinder – i think its better if you do not sand it because its a snug fit, and the more you use it the easier it will be to slide, while still keeping the snug fit.
This is my first video – so be kind!! :)
-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!