|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 12-04-2010 07:55 PM||3470 views||8 times favorited||17 comments|
I want to make some segmented parts from time to time and my Makita sliding miter saw does not have a stop at 30 degrees and so I have to dance around to get it to cut close to 30 but can’t seem to get it right on. I have also been thinking about a sled for my Ryob table saw for a long time. I had cut the sides of the table with my rounter to make them parallel to the blade this summer. So now I made this sled to slide along those sides since the saw does not have any grooves in the table top.
I wanted to incorporate as much as possible into the sled so I built it big enough to handle what I thought might be everything. I got the back rail dead on to the blade and then added a 10” Sine bar to make perfect angles. I checked it with the Wixie and it cut 30.0 degrees the first time. It can be set to cut the full range of angles just by multiplying the sine by 10 and adding that much shim under the outboard pin. I used a planer gage and machinist’s gage blocks , but a piece of wood cut or sanded to the dimension will work just as well.
I used some toggle clamps from Harbor Freight to hold the piece in place while my fingers are well out of harm’s way. It works so slick and is real accurate. I can’t wait to load a real project in it and make parts.
I’d like to thank LJ, Doug Scott for the slippery plastic he gave me for the runners. It makes it glide over that aluminum table.
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!