|Project by eddie||posted 10-06-2014 03:11 PM||4217 views||29 times favorited||30 comments|
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 fence.in 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 http://www.woodsmithshop.com/download/403/precisioncrosscutsled.pdf .
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 .
http://youtu.be/uE9f4bp_wm8 thanks for looking and a sled is a safe way of cross cutting and happy with this one
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