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Project by kiefer posted 06-16-2015 06:52 PM 2511 views 1 time favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this little sled stop this morning after my buddy Bricofleur/Serge mentioned that I was cutting through the guard on my cross cut sled and I thought it was time to come up with a permanent solution and retire the previous removable stop which I would forget to use from time to time and cut through the blade guard so this one is for you Serge . See project

I had given this idea some thought and could not come up with a situation where it would get in the way of other accessories or operation so on the saw it went .
This stop is permanent at the end of the mitre slot and stops the sled by the sled runner coming in contact with the stop .

I used a piece of square aluminum pipe that I happen to have and a chunk of pine as a block and two 1/4” bolts and nuts to fasten it to the back rail all very simple and took about thirty minutes to make .
I don’t think I have to explain the build as there are enough pictures that I took as I built it .

Laying out the cut out with pipe already cut to length and the end shaped .

The wooden bock cut to fit inside the pipe

The mounting holes marked out and a couple of screws into the sides to lock the pipe to the wooden block and the two mounting bolts

The stop assembly on the saw after I drilled the mounting holes using the stop assembly as a pattern for the holes
Installed the bolt and ready to go and I don’t have to remember to install that old removable stop .


-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 06-16-2015 07:27 PM

OK Kiefer now I get it. Took me a while to get my brain into swing. I like it. Save and simple.


-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#2 posted 06-16-2015 07:44 PM

First thought: What,s this. But the word permanent stop make me understand. I hope you will have benefit of this extension. Thanks for sharing.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#3 posted 06-16-2015 09:30 PM

Nice solution to fix the problem Klaus.I am surprised at you for not having this to begin with. You are very thorough when making things. Are you sipping some of those Canadian beverages during the warm days? lol. Well done sir.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 06-16-2015 09:43 PM

Madts and Dutchy
It’s too simple I know

-- Kiefer

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#5 posted 06-16-2015 09:48 PM

I had a simple T block before this but kept forgetting to use so this should solve the problem .

-- Kiefer

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#6 posted 06-16-2015 10:09 PM

Very clever!

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 06-17-2015 12:41 AM

Good idea, Klaus. you don’t want a 2 piece sled!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 06-17-2015 01:26 AM


I always over engineer. Simple is good! Elegant solution. I’d probably run into it. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#9 posted 06-17-2015 04:07 AM

I was confused for a spell but then it came to me after I studied it for a while. Nice added touch and well executed as usual Klaus!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#10 posted 06-17-2015 09:08 AM

Madts and Dutchy
It s too simple I know

- kiefer

That are your words

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#11 posted 06-17-2015 12:29 PM

You are the king of “jigs.” Nice idea and design.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#12 posted 06-17-2015 12:33 PM

Very creative and nicely done, Klaus.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#13 posted 06-17-2015 12:40 PM

Great idea. I will remember it.

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

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#14 posted 06-17-2015 03:33 PM

great idea.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#15 posted 06-17-2015 05:57 PM

You’re a very smart man, Klaus ! You don’t loose time so you won’t loose fingers ! And your solution is great.



-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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