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Project by Mike Gager posted 02-08-2011 11:52 PM 4845 views 17 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a cross cut sled i made for my table saw. Nothing real fancy. MDF base with jointed 2×4 fences. i added a strip of acrylic as a blade guard and used the 5 cut method to square everything up.





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polecat

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#1 posted 02-09-2011 12:02 AM

Nice, How is it working out?

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#2 posted 02-09-2011 12:48 AM

5 cut method?

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#3 posted 02-09-2011 12:50 AM

Okay, what’s the 5 cut method?

-- - Tell me what you want done, OR how to do it. Never both!!!! Jerry, New Bloomfield, PA

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#4 posted 02-09-2011 01:14 AM

http://benchmark.20m.com/articles/TheFiveSidedCut/TheFiveSidedCut.html

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#5 posted 02-09-2011 01:41 AM

yes thats the 5 cut method. i was really surprised just how far off my cuts were at first using a drafting triangle and framing square to line everything up. i thought it would be pretty dead on but it wasnt even close. took me about an hour to get everything perfect

so far the sled works pretty good.

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#6 posted 02-09-2011 02:18 AM

This site has a nice little video demonstrating the 5 cut method located at the bottom right corner of the page:
http://www.newwoodworker.com/basic/5cut.html

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Routerisstillmyname

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#7 posted 02-09-2011 02:36 AM

Good job on sled.
5 cut method is not full proof and wasteful. If you are fanatic about accuracy and want better than 0.02 then use a dial indicators.
http://tablesawalignment.com/blog/?cat=21

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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#8 posted 02-09-2011 02:37 AM

Looks perfect !

-- -- Neil

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#9 posted 02-09-2011 04:20 AM

Nice one. Looks like mine

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#10 posted 02-09-2011 04:23 AM

Looks good to me no matter what method you used!

Tom

-- cut it twice and it's still too short...

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#11 posted 02-09-2011 08:37 PM

that looks nice. I literally just put a sled together last night, but I’ll have to check out that 5-cut method to square it up

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#12 posted 03-07-2011 04:39 AM

i like that shield. very good idea.

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