Crosscut Sled

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Project by Michael J posted 06-13-2011 05:07 AM 9180 views 18 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is just a modified version of the Shopnotes #99 crosscut sled. It’s definitely been one of the most valuable things I’ve made for the shop. It has a removable extension for sawing long boards (which has worked very well for me), a zero clearance that can adjust to accommodate dado blades and it utilizes the Kreg precision track system which allows you to use their flip stops, micro-adjuster and built in measuring tape. I really like the kreg system and plan to build add on box joint jigs as well as a spline miter jig that will also bolt onto this sled.

Detailed plans can be downloaded here:

Thanks for looking!

-- Mike Minneapolis, MN

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#1 posted 06-13-2011 05:24 AM

nice sled , looks like it will do the job.

-- rick

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#2 posted 06-13-2011 05:27 AM

great job

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#3 posted 06-13-2011 05:32 AM

saweeeeeeeeet lookin sled, thanks for the plans too.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#4 posted 06-13-2011 05:50 AM

Nice sled, I can not wait until I make mine.

-- Please help me help other Vets click..> is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#5 posted 06-13-2011 11:45 AM

Super job, no doubt it will get lots of use.

BTW – nice to see a ‘busy’ workshop in the background – some of those visible in other projects are so tidy that they make me feel inadequate! LOL

-- Don, Somerset UK,

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#6 posted 06-13-2011 11:46 AM

Nice looking sled.

-- Scott in Texas

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#7 posted 06-13-2011 03:24 PM

I have been wanting to make a good one of these. My need is for my final cut in making end grain cutting boards. Thank you for supplying the link (which I just printed). Great looking sled.


-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington

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#8 posted 06-14-2011 05:36 AM

First of all, nice sled. However, what really interests me in these pics are the extensions you added to your table saw. I just bought a Ridgid one similar to your Bosh and have been thinking about ideas on how to add extensions to the saw without having to embed the saw in a cabinet of some kind. I’d love to hear more about how you went about putting those together.

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#9 posted 01-14-2013 02:33 AM

How stable have you gound the flip stop? Reading reviews on amazon people are complaining there is some play in it. I may make this same sled, trying to determine which stop would be best/most accurate.

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#10 posted 01-17-2013 03:30 PM

I made mine using the Kreg bar and stop (as Michael did) and found very little to no slop. If you mix the stop with a different brand angle bar you might find more slop. I suggest using the same brand as they are made for each other.

-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington

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