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Mid size table saw crosscut panel sled

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Project by Marv88 posted 04-30-2015 02:49 AM 3444 views 22 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this mid size sled to replace my old one that fit between my miter gauge and large sled with a few improvements. I used 12mm and 18mm multi ply birch (the fence is 2 pieces of 12mm glued together) for stability and to keep the weight as low as possible since I use it frequently.

the UHMW runner is set in a shallow dado and the oval recesses for the toilet bolts that secure the fence were made with a Forstner bit (the 3 holes to the left are a bit larger to allow room for adjustment).

the micro fence adjuster made it very quick/easy to square and will make it easy to re-square if it gets bumped out.

I made a notch in the end of the fence so I can use it with my blade guard and added a handle which is much easier to push than when holding the fence. The Kreg flip stop is from my old jig and works like a charm for squaring one end and then accurately cutting to length with no measuring.

Next I’m going to make a new “drop off” table and a miter slot extension table to fit over the fence rail in front to support it when pulled out past the edge of the table.

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#1 posted 04-30-2015 10:03 PM

Hi Marv,

That is a great looking X-Cut sled and you did a really nice job on it, too!

Charlie

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#2 posted 05-01-2015 12:38 AM

Thanks Charlie and oddly enough I recently came across your adjustable bench video while peeping around YouTube! Very cool design! Marv

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#3 posted 05-06-2015 02:56 AM

Very nice plan and execution on your CC sled. It looks like it will work well for your set up. You mentioned the frequent use of the sled so I am offering up a suggestion that might make it easier to handle when removing and installing the sled. At the end of the panel base you could add a simple hand cutout for a better grip, I put some on my sled and it has made handling so much easier! Anyways, great looking and well conceived TS must have!

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#4 posted 05-06-2015 03:19 AM

Thanks Rob and that’s a great idea!

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#5 posted 05-06-2015 03:57 AM

Nice design ,well done.

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#6 posted 05-03-2016 02:32 PM

The adjustment for square is sweet. I’m curious about the swivel where it hits the fence. Did you get it from a c-clamp or what?

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#7 posted 05-03-2016 04:28 PM



The adjustment for square is sweet. I m curious about the swivel where it hits the fence. Did you get it from a c-clamp or what?

- trophyjoe

Thanks and it’s actually not a swivel rather it is just a screw driven into the fence to make a solid contact point with a long set screw as the adjuster (I tapped threads into the aluminum angle for that).

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