Cross Cut Sled for a Table Saw

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Project by DarbinOrvar posted 07-15-2015 03:20 AM 6369 views 16 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

‚ÄčThis table saw cross cut sled features an expandable clamp system running on aluminum tracks. Table saws come in all sizes, with different sized tops and miter slots, however no matter what size you’ve got you can design a sled for it. This jig is made to fit my small saw specifically, however you can pretty easily accommodate this design to work with any model you’ve got. I built it using 1/2 inch Baltic Birch plywood, and the tracks are made with 1/8 inch 3/4 angled aluminum.


I made a detailed video complete with the cuts and all the steps, so please check it out.

View on YouTube


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#1 posted 07-15-2015 05:47 AM

Some great idea’s in the sled Linn. I made one some time ago for my Bosh TS but I like the idea in this one. But I think I would cover the back end just in case…been known to make mistakes even when I watch closely. Nice Youtube site as well. A big Welcome to LJ’s…great site. We used to live in the NW for some years. Have a daughter & son with with their familys still there

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#2 posted 07-15-2015 08:36 AM

OMG Linn how big is that blade !! in such a small saw.
What is the depth of cut please, and where did you buy it!

-- Regards Rob

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#3 posted 07-15-2015 12:51 PM

Great sled, Linn!!................Cheers, Jim

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

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#4 posted 07-15-2015 01:17 PM

Nice sled but would definately put a blade guard on the back to protect the fingers

-- Fingerlakes farming and woodworking.

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#5 posted 07-15-2015 02:53 PM

enclosed blade guard is a must as well as a stop mechanism to keep fingers intact.
Nice sled as well.

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

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#6 posted 07-15-2015 03:19 PM

Another well done YouTube video Linn.

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#7 posted 07-15-2015 05:22 PM

Very interesting and inovative clamping system.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 07-16-2015 02:30 AM

Well thought out CC sled Linn and looks to be well made. Sleds are a must have on any size TS and they make several cutting ops much safer. Do be careful with the exit path of the saw blade though, as mentioned,a finger guard is a good option! Also looking at your clamp design, I bet you could easily adapt a length of plexiglass(Lexon) to your cross brace that would cover the top of the blades path as well. It is a good feature to have and really helps with sawdust/chips that shoots back at the face and eyes. Once again, sharp looking Sled and welcome to LJ’s !

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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