Precision Crosscut Sled and useable with dado blades

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Project by eddie posted 10-06-2014 03:11 PM 3910 views 29 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A sled is the safest and easiest way for most cross cut .my old sled was wore out i was going to have to change out the miter bars on it and a friend showed me some plans for a sled and went with it ,thanks Marty , this sled works great and multi-tasks it can be used with dado blades of any whith ,a box joint add on which i didn’t add already had one and also a extension for longer cuts but the way my table is set up with the incra fence i can use it for the stop for longer cuts so didn’t add it either . stayed pretty much to the plans but went a bit larger and wish i had went more but then i have better hind sight than front ones.used commode bolt for the adjustable slides they seem to work really well just didn’t think the insert from the plan seem strong enough .used the Kregg track and stops for the rear the 2 pic i left a few inches of the blue miter bar sticking out this searves as a stop for the sled from going to far and keeps the blade at a safe working distance when coming thur the rear fence and the third pic is it with the dado blade . heres the plans if your thinking of a sled so far this has worked well . heres a sled video by the woodwhisper and looks to be a good one but used it to Square up the fences some where around the 9;20 time mark he tell of a way to do it with the 5 cut method . thanks for looking and a sled is a safe way of cross cutting and happy with this one

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#1 posted 10-06-2014 03:15 PM

Now thats a sled. I still use the Woodwhispers sled. Love that thing.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 10-06-2014 03:19 PM

thanks Ken i was going with his but needed a dado style one he is a good one also

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#3 posted 10-06-2014 03:25 PM

Good job. I made the same one. Works great.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#4 posted 10-06-2014 03:30 PM

Excellent job sir. It’s still on my to do list.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 10-06-2014 03:33 PM

thanks MT_Stringer yours is a bit larger to .after looking at yours i got to go back and do some work on the measuring tape of the kregg fence stops , thanks

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#6 posted 10-06-2014 03:34 PM

Hay Monte it work well with dados

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#7 posted 10-06-2014 04:55 PM

Nice, Eddie. That will be put to good use.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#8 posted 10-06-2014 05:38 PM

Hello Eddie

Great work

A safety piece to protect the fingers

In my favorite for the future

Thanks for sharing

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

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#9 posted 10-06-2014 05:41 PM

That should do the trick .
Nice looking sled and a must for any table saw .
I built a sled some time ago for my new to me saw and can’t live without it .


-- Kiefer

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#10 posted 10-06-2014 06:47 PM

Nice version of a crosscut sled. Iʻve got one now but will have to think about making this version.

Thanks for sharing and for the link to the plans and video.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#11 posted 10-06-2014 07:13 PM

thanks Chris its a must have on a table saw .

Diggerjacks thanks once you build one you’ll wonder why you didnt do it sooner

hay my friend Klaus i know what you mean it stay on the table most all the time

tyvekboy i had a older one that i wore out but like the set up on this one and your welcome

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#12 posted 10-06-2014 07:23 PM

Nice job, eddie. I may have to build one just to try to keep up with you…

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#13 posted 10-06-2014 07:50 PM

Thanks Gary you will have no problem keeping up with me now william and patron’’ David’’ that another thing all together :)

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#14 posted 10-06-2014 07:53 PM

That’s a mighty, I say a mighty, MIGHTY fine lookin’ TS Sled ya got there, p’tner…..

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#15 posted 10-06-2014 08:11 PM

thank you very much Randy my friend

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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