crosscut sled with guard and dust collection

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Project by MattNC posted 03-30-2015 04:04 PM 1751 views 2 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Thought I’d share my design for a crosscut sled that works with the dust hood in place. There are a lot of designs out there but they mostly require the dust shroud to be off. I like the dust collection (and safety) with the sawstop shield and came up with this. Very little dust made it out while running it.

I started with a piece of finish ply and glued on wood guides to the bottom I made from some tropical hardwood scraps. I then slid it on and sawed most of the way through the ply. I then flipped it over and sawed the dado for the miter gauge to fit in making the slot over sized. Lastly I glued the reinforcement/handles on, and epoxied in the miter gauge. I used slow set epoxy and used a framers square to ensure the gauge was 90 degrees to the raised blade on the saw. One item to note is the miter gauge has a sliding face that can move right or left. Before gluing the handles on I ensured I could thread it through to the angles I typically use. So far it worked great for cutting dozens of drawer pieces to length for a dresser I’m making.


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#1 posted 03-30-2015 05:03 PM

Nice job. I like that you kept the guard on the saw.

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