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Project by bvdon posted 04-18-2016 12:29 AM 1152 views 7 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a tablesaw sled I made based on a video from YouTube on Nick Ferry’s channel. I just eyeballed it and payed attention to the details in the video… did not buy the plans.

I did the 5-cut square method to square up the fence. Those who have tried this know there is a little bit of luck involved… and I got very luck on the second adjustment…. ridiculous low runout. Basically, it cuts perfectly square. I use this thing all the time.

From front to back, it has capacity of 24.5 inches… suitable for doing kitchen cabs.

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#1 posted 04-18-2016 01:21 AM

Nice build… very handy tool.

-- Enjoying life and making a difference.

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#2 posted 04-18-2016 02:09 AM

Very nice. One question (as I am plan to build a new sled that is a better size match for my saw) – could you share your source for your metal runners?

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#3 posted 04-18-2016 05:51 AM



Very nice. One question (as I am plan to build a new sled that is a better size match for my saw) – could you share your source for your metal runners?

- BB1


The hardware was purchased at my local Woodcraft store. They sell it online too. The blue stuff is Kreg.

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#4 posted 04-18-2016 06:11 AM

Here is Nick’s video. It’s well done.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtwK9X8o1Gw

One thing to be careful of with his plan is if you are going to use the hold-down slots that sit on the bed of the sled, you should make sure the entire bed is thick enough. I added a 3/8 inch MDF board (from HD) to the 3/4 ply, and then used a dado blade to cut the channel to insert the tracks. If you try to insert tracks on 3/4 alone, you will compromise the strength. The 3/8 MDF is screwed down (no glue), and then I finished it with…. will have to let you know in another post here.

All of the 3/4 was very high quality (look closely)... I purchased this from Woodcraft. It was expensive, but I figured this was something that I wanted to last, so did not skimp on quality.

-- http://woodwork.me

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#5 posted 04-18-2016 11:04 AM

Thank you for the information!

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#6 posted 04-19-2016 10:12 PM

Nice work!

-- Greg D, Cen. CA, "Keep it on the Level, Do it Right the First Time!"

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