Lifetime Table Saw Crosscut Sled

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Project by Bricofleur posted 09-13-2014 06:49 PM 7481 views 24 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s the last table saw crosscut sled I build. And it should last a lifetime !

Why ? Because the fence is adjustable. If for any reason it gets out of square, it’ll be reset back to 90° in no time.

The secret ?: The fence (white) is secured with short hex bolts, compression washers and T-nuts in enlarged holes. I added a large back handle so I’d be able to maneuver the sled without disturbing the fence. The base, 18” X 24”, is 1/2” thick MDF and the runners are quarter sawn oak, all waxed from under.

For more photos and all construction details, watch this page of my blog.

To learn more about how I set my jigs perfectly square, watch this page of my blog.

Thanks for looking.



-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#1 posted 09-13-2014 08:43 PM

like the adjustment feature!

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#2 posted 09-13-2014 11:27 PM

Great idea! A fence to protect the fence.

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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#3 posted 09-14-2014 12:52 AM

Great idea! I have been thinking about making a Crosscut Sled. This the best one yet. Thanks for sharing your great ideas.

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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#4 posted 09-14-2014 01:34 AM

Great idea and very useful indeed

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#5 posted 09-14-2014 01:57 AM

Serge you’re taking mdf to new adjustable heights! LOL! How big are the star nuts?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 09-14-2014 02:24 AM

Nice work Serge !
That will last a lifetime alright !
Worthy of a Top 3 award definitely !
Thank you for sharing my friend.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#7 posted 09-14-2014 03:31 AM

Very nice work Serge, really like the adjustable fence! C/C sleds are one of my favorite TS accessories and yours looks like it will serve You well….....Rob

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#8 posted 09-14-2014 11:10 AM

Gr8 stuff Serge. Here’s a really good tip: Keep a deck of playing cards in the shop——-they make very good “shims”

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#9 posted 09-14-2014 12:18 PM

Great idea. I’ve been meaning to make one myself, but your plan has great merit. Thanks for sharing your fabulous ideas.

-- jroot

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#10 posted 09-14-2014 12:18 PM

As always, top notch work Serge. THanks for sharing yet another awesome build. You rock.

-- "despite you best efforts and your confidence that your smarter and faster than a saw blade at 10k rpm…. your not …." - Charles Neil

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#11 posted 09-14-2014 08:44 PM

Thank you all for your comments, guys. Sometimes it’s so simple that we don’t see it !

All the best,


-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#12 posted 09-15-2014 02:28 PM

I really like that idea where your not pushing on your perfectly aligned fence. one of those DUH, why didn’t I think of that things.


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#13 posted 09-15-2014 04:56 PM

Hello Serge

Another very great jig

S Like Serge and Simple ( Simple idea in front of our eyes but we haven’t seen !!)

Thanks for sharing all your fantastic tips over the world

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#14 posted 09-15-2014 05:39 PM

I like the concept – not pushing on your aligned fence makes sense.

I would look at a way to enclose the back of you aligned fence so that you are not holding the rear fence while the blade comes through the first fence to say ‘helloooooo’

-- 'Political correctness is fascism pretending to be manners' ~George Carlin

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#15 posted 09-20-2014 09:14 AM

Fine idea, good to make things that last.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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