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Project by edward60 posted 04-23-2018 11:41 AM 1642 views 20 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some time ago I decided to make crosscut sled. Size it 36”x24”. I used three zeroplay miter bar sleds MicroJig.
1” plywood base, 1 1/2 plywood fences, T-tracks, two T-track clamps, Kreg swing stop, measuring tape. I had no
T-track plus and so I used combination T-track and aluminium angle profile. Additionally I made ash zeroclearance replaceable inserts.





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Ardubya

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#1 posted 04-23-2018 12:42 PM

Simply incredible. I’m close to building my own crosscut sled and as a hobbyist I don’t need something quite this decked out, what I really like is your zero clearance replaceable inserts. What a great idea!

How thick are your inserts?

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edward60

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#2 posted 04-23-2018 12:51 PM

Thick inserts 3/16”

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WhattheChuck

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#3 posted 04-23-2018 01:59 PM

Now THAT’S a crosscut sled!

-- Chuck, Pullman, WA

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#4 posted 04-23-2018 02:43 PM

Great sled. I like the details and you did a great job!

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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therealSteveN

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#5 posted 04-24-2018 12:52 AM

Nice sled, just be reallllly careful with push through. I see you have no blade guard on the exit side. So I’d consider this one not yet completed. I sincerely hope you do something about that.

-- Think safe, be safe

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edward60

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#6 posted 04-24-2018 05:41 AM

Thanks. Of course I want to make the blade guard and to add miter sled .

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SeesWoodworks

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#7 posted 04-25-2018 12:38 PM

That’s a mighty fine sled. One of those is definitely on my to-do list. I’m sure it helps a ton.

-- Be who you want to be

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therealSteveN

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#8 posted 04-25-2018 11:21 PM



That s a mighty fine sled. One of those is definitely on my to-do list. I m sure it helps a ton.

- SeesWoodworks

A good sled will allow you to make very precise cut offs, improving your accuracy by a large %. A poorly made one is several steps backward, as you can build in an error, that you will put into every cut you make. I offer you this video, you need not make the sled William does, but he shows how to get your fence square, so you make 90* cuts every time. The important parts are the fence position, and the runners, slop = error, just snug is smooth, and decreases chance of an error, the difference is a really small amount of difference. I’d suggest paying a little and getting metal adjustable guides, they will last a long time, and can stay set once adjusted with a drop of Lock Tite light. Without further ado here is William Ng…...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbG-n--LFgQ

-- Think safe, be safe

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#9 posted 04-26-2018 05:20 PM

Very nice! You have all the bells and whistles!

-- Mike

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English

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#10 posted 04-28-2018 11:30 PM

I built one like this years ago. Found it to be so heavy, I hate to have to use it.

-- John, Suffolk Virgina

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#11 posted 04-30-2018 12:06 PM

I have made several cross cut sleds – for large pieces, small pieces, bevel cuts – but after a lot of use, I’ve notices that they are no longer zero clearance. As a result, I’m getting small amounts of tear out. I like how this unit incorporates replaceable inserts. Thanks for the inspiration. I may work on a new sled with replaceable inserts.

-- Larry, SW Virginia

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