|Project by socrbent||posted 07-05-2016 09:50 PM||2253 views||12 times favorited||6 comments|
I made my table saw sled back in 2012 (http://lumberjocks.com/projects/74302) and it has served me well. This weekend I added several more accessories I have seen an use for.
This is the original stop that is the most used.
This stop is used for long objects.
This stop helps keep small pieces parallel with blade.
New – Inspired by Bricofleur (http://lumberjocks.com/projects/220010) this is my version of his hold down lever. I have always felt uncomfortable using my hand to hold a small piece during a cut and disliked the time it took to set up a clamp. This seems to solve both issues and is easily removed by loosening the left side knob which also allows changing the distance the hold down foot is from the blade. The hold down bolt is a spare washing machine leveling foot and can easily be adjusted for different thickness pieces. With my palm on the top of the back of the sled I can easily reach over and put needed pressure on the lever to hold a piece being cut secure.
New – This L shaped stop was made to reach under the hold down lever.
New – This arm is my attempt to ease clamping a larger object where the lever just won’t work. There is sand paper on bottom of the end designed to hold the object. The other end has a hole to slide over the bolt held in the riser. I’ve made a couple more blocks with holes to raise the arm for thicker objects. I’m thinking of routing a slot in the arm to replace the aluminum clamp with a bolt and knob.
New – This stop allows me to align longer objects parallel to blade. After it was made I made a cut along the left edge to make that edge parallel to blade. The 2 holes are to hang it up when not in use.
Eager to hear your comments, suggestions and criticisms. Do you have other ideas?
-- socrbent Ohio