LumberJocks

45 degree bevel sled

  • Advertise with us
Project by hairy posted 03-29-2017 04:52 PM 927 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This tablesaw spent 6 of the first 7 years I’ve owned it in the garage. Now that I don’t have to move 2 cars to use it, I’m using it more than ever.

I know there are many ways to do this cut without a sled. This one is simple to use. I made it up as I went, and I can think of a few things I could have done if I had put more thought into this. I should have put another t track in the sled, parallel with and about 2” to the left of the blade, for another hold down clamp. A built in stop would work better than the way I clamp a board to the workbench on the outfeed side of the saw as a stop. I have a new tablesaw fence on order, what I build for this fence may not work on that, hence the board. The stop keeps the saw blade from exiting the back end of the jig. Also, I have the sawblade centered on the sled, maybe I should have more sled on the left side of the blade. This would have more space for workpiece and less for the off cut. Maybe even a ruler built into the fence.

It was simple to make, and so far, safe and accurate to use.

Just to see how it works I made a stand for my tablet.

-- stay thirsty my friends...





9 comments so far

View majuvla's profile

majuvla

10526 posts in 2562 days


#1 posted 03-29-2017 06:40 PM

Trust me, this is the most precise way. I use my more than miter saw. By the way, it looks nice too.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

View Roger's profile

Roger

20867 posts in 2499 days


#2 posted 03-29-2017 09:21 PM

Fantastic hairy. I like your stop block so you don’t go completely through. Your tablet holder looks like a winner.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

View Woodchuck2010's profile

Woodchuck2010

683 posts in 553 days


#3 posted 03-29-2017 09:22 PM

Very interesting. Good job

-- Chuck, Michigan,

View JediMario's profile

JediMario

5 posts in 1627 days


#4 posted 03-30-2017 12:59 AM

Great job on this! I am looking over ideas for sleds right now and I appreciate you sharing.

-- My mantra: Stop fixing the blame and fix the problem.

View woodbutcherbynight's profile

woodbutcherbynight

3136 posts in 2104 days


#5 posted 03-30-2017 02:58 AM

Nice work, made mine few months ago and use it all the time.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

View robscastle's profile

robscastle

4033 posts in 1899 days


#6 posted 03-30-2017 05:59 AM

Nice work again hairy well done

Now I am expecting to see it at the daily top 3 very soon with the Surreptitious LJs plug !!

I am still looking for the medicine tablet holder

-- Regards Robert

View Scott Oldre's profile

Scott Oldre

881 posts in 3126 days


#7 posted 03-30-2017 12:01 PM

Agree with Ivan, once you’ve used sleds, you tend to rely less on miter saws, and it’s so much more repeatable with stop blocks.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

View helluvawreck's profile

helluvawreck

26842 posts in 2562 days


#8 posted 03-30-2017 05:05 PM

You did a very good job, Hairy. It should work great and will be a nice addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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

View Cliff 's profile

Cliff

1080 posts in 1419 days


#9 posted 03-31-2017 09:40 AM

Great work Hairy!!! Looks nice and accurate and safe to use.

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com