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Project by steliart posted 06-02-2017 10:14 AM 2510 views 10 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

How many table saw sleds do you use?
Over the years I ended up using 6 table saw sleds of different sizes, some more often than the others. My sleds are not fancy but they all cut straight.
I know some will tell me I should have built a multi-sled, but the hardware needed are not sold here and importing them is a killer… so this works just fine for me.

1) First is the big MDF edge zero clearance sled with its aluminum fence that extents up to 175cm or 69 inches and which has a flip up fence stop.

2) Second my big crosscut sled made from laminated plywood flooring and with a saddle fence stop block that can reach beyond the blade guard.

3) Third we have the medium/small size, crosscut/edge clearance, double face sled, that I use more often which also has a replaceable zero clearance insert and my type of stop block.

4) Fourth comes my very small sled that I keep using day after day. This type of sled is so practical end fast and I love it.

5) Fifth comes my miter sled with strange looking fence stop and shape.

6) Sixth and last is my straight edge/taper and odd angle cuts sled.

Thank you for watching if you like you can show us your sleds.
Stelios AKA Steliart

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions





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majuvla

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#1 posted 06-02-2017 10:17 AM

I AGREE WITH YOU, THERE ARE NUMEROUS SLADES YOU MIGHT USE IN DIFFERENT OCCASIONS. Each of them can be made in different but efficient way. Very good made slades you have, I could steel some ideas from you also.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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steliart

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#2 posted 06-02-2017 10:23 AM



I AGREE WITH YOU, THERE ARE NUMEROUS SLADES YOU MIGHT USE IN DIFFERENT OCCASIONS. Each of them can be made in different but efficient way. Very good made slades you have, I could steel some ideas from you also.

- majuvla


Thank you Ivan… all ideas are borrowed from here and there my friend :) !!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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Scott Oldre

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#3 posted 06-02-2017 10:29 AM

lots of nice fences for sure. I like the one with the extruded aluminum as well as the miter sled.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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steliart

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#4 posted 06-02-2017 10:31 AM



lots of nice fences for sure. I like the one with the extruded aluminum as well as the miter sled.

- Scott Oldre


thanks for looking and commenting Scott :) !!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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Bricofleur

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#5 posted 06-02-2017 12:44 PM

Yes, sleds can lead you everywhere (safely, accurately and repeatedly) !!

Best,
Serge

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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steliart

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#6 posted 06-02-2017 01:33 PM



Yes, sleds can lead you everywhere (safely, accurately and repeatedly) !!

Best,
Serge

- Bricofleur


thanks for watching Serge !

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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gargey

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#7 posted 06-02-2017 01:41 PM

Zero. Also zero table saws.

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pottz

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#8 posted 06-02-2017 01:44 PM

well i have 2,one large one and one smaller one i use for dadoes.i may have to make a miter sled though.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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steliart

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#9 posted 06-02-2017 01:55 PM



Zero. Also zero table saws.

- gargey


you must be a hand tool woodworker my friend :) good for you :)

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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steliart

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#10 posted 06-02-2017 01:56 PM



well i have 2,one large one and one smaller one i use for dadoes.i may have to make a miter sled though.

- pottz


I started with a large one and they end up getting smaller and smaller as I was learning better !!! hahaha

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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GR8HUNTER

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#11 posted 06-02-2017 01:59 PM

very sad to say …but I don’t own one …I think about building one someday …..but I am a lazy bassturd …..you have some very nice looking ones ..and if I ever do build one …I know where to get the plans …LMAO :<))

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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kiefer

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#12 posted 06-02-2017 02:35 PM

You have a nice array of sleds there my friend and judging by your projects they address all your needs just fine .
I have three, a large cut off sled for large items up to 27” width .
My all around sled with a double sliding bottom and all kinds of shop built jigs that I use most of the time .

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/165970

And my mitre sled that I designed to make mitres for all kinds of angles .

I make most of the hardware myself to get away fro the cost of hardware

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/62508
Looks like we all have our own ideas as to what works and there is no limit of how many .

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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steliart

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#13 posted 06-02-2017 02:38 PM



very sad to say …but I don t own one …I think about building one someday …..but I am a lazy bassturd …..you have some very nice looking ones ..and if I ever do build one …I know where to get the plans …LMAO :<))

- GR8HUNTER


Thank you and you are welcome Tony :)

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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steliart

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#14 posted 06-02-2017 02:42 PM


You have a nice array of sleds there my friend and judging by your projects they address all your needs just fine .
I have three, a large cut off sled for large items up to 27” width .
My all around sled with a double sliding bottom and all kinds of shop built jigs that I use most of the time .

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/165970

And my mitre sled that I designed to make mitres for all kinds of angles .

I make most of the hardware myself to get away fro the cost of hardware

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/62508
Looks like we all have our own ideas as to what works and there is no limit of how many .

Klaus

- kiefer

Thank you my friend Klaus but… WOW you have some amazing sleds with nice features on them … I may get some ideas for improvement from you :) LOL

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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Carlos510

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#15 posted 06-02-2017 02:44 PM

Nice selection of sleds. There are many “ultimate” sled out there that claim to do everything and I am sure some do but smaller devoted procedure sleds might be a better way to go.

-- From popular rap:"If time is money, then I need a loan." Carlos B., http://www.hobbyworkshopprojects.com/

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