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Table saw Crosscut Sled with Blade Protection Box

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Project by edwood1975 posted 03-20-2015 09:08 PM 2767 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch


So you can see from the above image the dimensions of the sled to fit my Black&Decker tablesaw…

The first thing I did was assembled all the supplies that I needed and luckily enough all I need was some double sided tape… He is the list

A. 24×24” 3/4” sanded plywood
B.1×3 x24” of oak …I used some leftover (back rip fence)
C. 2×6x24” ...I used some pressure treated wood I had leftover because I want the the rip fence good and thick so I could hold on to it, and keep my hands as far away from the saw as I could get.

Step 1…measured the mitre slot on my table to see how thick I needed it to be…so I could cut the oak sliding piece so it would fit nice and did not have any give… then I put some double sided tape across it so as that when I placed the sled on to it it would adhere temporarily .
I pre-drilled my holes in the mitre slide so as that all I had to do was screw into the underside of the sled to secure either the front rip cut fence and the back rip cut fence.

Step 2… Made all the cuts for my front rip cut fence with the jigsaw
Step 3…Placed the sled onto the mitre slot slide that I created made sure that it slid smoothly
Step4.. secure the back rip cut fence…
Step 5…. finally turned the Machine on an cut the sled in order for the blade to be received for the sled…. And it works awesome..so far all my cuts have been 90 degrees

-- Ed





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Grandpa

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#1 posted 03-20-2015 09:25 PM

Do you plane to install a stop and a box or block on the back of the rear fence to keep from finding the blade when it sneaks through the fence? Nice sled

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edwood1975

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#2 posted 03-20-2015 09:28 PM



Do you plane to install a stop and a box or block on the back of the rear fence to keep from finding the blade when it sneaks through the fence? Nice sled

- Grandpa


Do you plane to install a stop and a box or block on the back of the rear fence to keep from finding the blade when it sneaks through the fence? Nice sled

- Grandpa

Yes but I’m not sure what’s the best method, any ideas??

-- Ed

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#3 posted 03-20-2015 09:41 PM

for a stop block I would use the Kreg track and flip stop

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#4 posted 03-20-2015 09:49 PM



for a stop block I would use the Kreg track and flip stop

- WoodNSawdust


Way too expensive thanks though .. I might just make my own

-- Ed

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#5 posted 03-21-2015 01:17 AM

Looks good dude!

-- Matt Lane, http://www.mattlanewoodshop.com/

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#6 posted 03-21-2015 05:16 PM

In over 40 years of woodworking I have never used a sled on the table saw with the exception of a miter sled I put together once for cutting picture frames. I have always relied on my radial arm and chop saw for that type of cross cut.
Recently I converted and find the sled quite useful, especially for cutting small pieces that were always hard to safely control using the radial arm saw.
I find one thing troubling about your design. There is no “guard” on the back fence to protect the user from the saw blade as it passes through. I would suggest moving that fence forward and putting some cover or blocks to shield the blade as it comes out the back side or I guess you could add a cover to your existing fence.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#7 posted 03-21-2015 07:02 PM

Well I made a box outta of scrap and screwed it in ..looks ok and safe

See the project page here with more pics

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/138386

-- Ed

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#8 posted 03-21-2015 09:10 PM

Wow out of all the projects this one made the Daily Top 3 ….Thank You LJ’s

-- Ed

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#9 posted 03-22-2015 05:40 PM

Well done.

-- Les B, Oregon

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