someone say , Desperate for cutoff sled ?

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Project by Routerisstillmyname posted 11-16-2009 12:05 AM 2667 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yes indeed. Needed to cross cut few large pieces accurately for my almost completed multi function workbench. I stink at using circular saw even with a guide bar and I was too lazy to set up a router table to clean edges. So, I looked around the junk bin and found two pieces that I used to put together this temporary cutoff sled. Although I prefer crosscut sleds for obvious reasons. It took about 20 minutes and is dead on accurate.And I was able to cut those 45 inch wide, heavy pieces with a little added support from the outfeed rollers.
THX for looking.

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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#1 posted 11-16-2009 12:24 AM

I like it. i made one similar a few weeks ago. I feel your pain, about the circular saw. I have about 3 different guides for mine and i still mess things up.

-- Life is not like a box of chocolates, it’s more like a jar of jalapenos. What you do today can burn your ass tomorrow.

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Dan Hux

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#2 posted 11-16-2009 01:27 AM

I feel the pain also,,I hate the circular saw,,I’ll use it,,but just for ruff cuts. Always leave a extra 1/4” to clean up on the tablesaw.. Great sled..Nice Sled..

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#3 posted 11-16-2009 06:05 AM

great results from quick ingenuity…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#4 posted 11-16-2009 06:42 AM

Jolly good show

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 11-16-2009 08:59 AM

Quick and functional….good job.

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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Rick Dennington

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#6 posted 11-16-2009 05:39 PM

Cross-cut sleds and cut-off sleds, or paenl cutters, are a must have tool for every shop. I have 4—all different sizes for different size projects. What would we do without jigs? Nice sled. You’ll use it over and over.

-- " I don't makes my coffee spill...."

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#7 posted 11-16-2009 06:28 PM

Thanks for comments. Actually, I will be trashing this one. it’s not meant to be permanent. The bed is too narrow and thin but that’s all I had on hand to get the job done.
I’m one of the few people living in Houston that doesn’t own a truck so, I can’t get large ply or mdf unless I have it cut small enough to fit in the back seat or trunk which makes it pointless.

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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#8 posted 01-10-2010 05:28 AM

Nice one!
I feel your pain on transporting large sheet stock.
The best I can fit is a 6’x3’ sheet in the back of my sports car.

-- Blinded by brilliance

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