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Project by edwood1975 posted 03-21-2015 07:00 PM 1402 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I received some feedback from my tablesaw sled design that I needed some protection from the blade itself so I designed and built this 3 sided box to give me some protection from the blade as the sled moves all the way through sled.

So I designed this model..here it is in a Sketchup file
And this is it on the sled I made earlier

I works out great and a little bit of scrap ends used…. My kind of project

-- Ed





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greg48

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#1 posted 03-21-2015 09:09 PM

Always be aware! Just because you have a blade guard, know that if you push to far the blade will come through the back of the box.

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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edwood1975

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#2 posted 03-21-2015 09:16 PM



Always be aware! Just because you have a blade guard, know that if you push to far the blade will come through the back of the box.

- greg48


Well yeah… I KNOW

-- Ed

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Mark Gipson

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#3 posted 03-22-2015 01:05 AM

I painted the blade box on my sled red to remind me to keep the fingers away.

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abie

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#4 posted 03-22-2015 02:30 PM

I suggest you place a stop under the sled to prevent the blade from traveling that far.

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#5 posted 03-22-2015 05:43 PM

Again, Well done.
As to Abie’s comment, it is a good idea. Off the top of my head I can’t see any easy way to do that on the small table saw and still have the blade reach the back thru to the fence.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#6 posted 03-22-2015 06:35 PM

One solution I remember was to mount a stop block on the side of the table and a block on the bottom of the sled to hit it at the end of travel.

I have a different setup that has a stop. It is a big comfort to know the blade can’t come through the sled.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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