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Project by Jeepin85CJ7 posted 08-31-2018 10:24 PM 802 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this Crosscut sled early last year, I finally bought a real Tablesaw and it was time for a decent sled. I spent a little bit of money on the runners and tracks, but overall I am very pleased with the Sled. Since I have been milling my own lumber, I have been working with wider boards and needed a nice way to cut them down. I recessed two t-tracks into the sled and offset the whole sled so I have a little more room to the right of the blade. I couldn’t be happier with this design. I made the sled wide enough so I can cut a panel up to 24” wide with no effort. The back fence is 4” high and two layers of 3/4” plywood.

I was going to use just regular hardwood runners, but I know this will last me for a very long time and I splurged for the Kreg ones. I used it for the first time on some 16” wide Sycamore boards for my Nieces and Nephews stools. The overall dimensons are 40” wide with 26” inside the sled and 4” tall front and back fences.

I know some people have been making the smaller sleds, but I use this all the time and take it on and off the saw with no effort. I made a pefect size outfeed table to store it in – that’s my next project upload. Thanks for taking a look and if you think you need a sled this big, you do – just build it and you won’t regret it.





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BOBAH

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#1 posted 09-03-2018 07:47 AM

This is one great-looking sled – and I like its size! There is no such thing in my book as too big sled for a table saw, I have a big one too.

Do the hold-down clamps work for you? From the last photo, it seems like the heavy board would try to pull the sled up, so you would have to press it down with hands anyway.

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#2 posted 09-06-2018 11:30 AM

No surprisingly, they work very well. I have cut big panels and even wide boards with no trouble. Just as a precaution, i hold the board to make sure but i haven’t had any issues yet. It works better than i thought it would!

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#3 posted 09-06-2018 11:32 AM

No surprisingly, they work very well. I have cut big panels and even wide boards with no trouble. Just as a precaution, i hold the board to make sure but i haven’t had any issues yet. It works better than i thought it would!

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#4 posted 09-07-2018 02:38 AM

That is an awesome looking sled! Nice work. Super functional with the tracks and hold downs. My problem is that every time I make a large sled I end up cutting it up for the nice birch ply I made it out of because I have no place to store it. :-)

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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