|Project by ChuckM||posted 06-10-2014 12:09 PM||8550 views||32 times favorited||9 comments|
For my new SawStop saw, I built a crosscut sled, following more or less Matt’s approach (but not his sequence of construction): http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/39002/build-a-super-precise-tablesaw-crosscut-sled
1) I milled two runners (maple stock) very slightly over-sized and then planed it down to perfect width to fit the slots (Tip: Cut the runners with the grain running vertically (viewed from the end grain) to avoid their side to side movement.)
2) A dust collection and safety hood was added. SawStop claims a 99% dust collection with the use of its dust shroud. This shop-made dust collection hood also seems to leave no visible dust on the sled at all when making cross cuts (see last pic).
The whole jig was built using scrap lumber, polycarbonate sheet, and supplies except the elbow bent which was $2.5 from Lowe’s.
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