Leg tapering sled for Ryobi BT 3000

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Project by exelectrician posted 12-13-2014 07:09 PM 1427 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My T/Saw needed to be modified slightly by moving my router plate to where my sliding miter usually goes. I filed off a small amount of aluminum to get it to snug up to the saw base and lock it down, this created a miter slot for the sled runner to engage in. This arrangement worked like a charm.
The sled is an adaption of the video from Fine Woodworking Magazine. The hold downs are from my imagination.

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#1 posted 12-13-2014 07:20 PM

Clean lines, functional. Love the hold-downs. Might borrow from you when it’s time to make mine. LOL!

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#2 posted 12-13-2014 10:20 PM

Nice adaptation of the sled set up and the hold downs look like they work just fine .
Now those legs look quite different in the last picture what are they for ?


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#3 posted 12-14-2014 02:43 AM

Looks like it will do the job just great.

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#4 posted 12-14-2014 05:39 PM

Good spot there Klaus, the legs are for my first really nice piece of furniture, (not rustic like before) I will post a blog of the progress in a few days. Thanks for the compliments guys.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#5 posted 12-15-2014 05:08 PM

Hello to a fellow BT owner. I’ve got the Craftsman version, which is based off of the BT 3100.

What is that clamp and block of wood on the left side of the saw used for?

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#6 posted 12-15-2014 08:26 PM

Hi LJ, yeah, I cannot find any fault with my saw. I am comfortable with it, and do not have any desire to swap it for anything, it is dead accurate, and with a 7 1/4” 40T blade mounted (not the 10” 80T in the pics) which is my usual configuration, I get glass smooth cuts with no burning – who could ask for anything more?

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#7 posted 12-16-2014 07:52 AM

Hi LJ, The block and clamp stop the sled from tipping when the sled is starting the cut, a safety thing with me, never wanting any uncalled movement of any thing when a sharp blade is spinning.

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