crosscut sled on the cheap

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Project by Chris Wainscott posted 1140 days ago 1547 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thought for a long time about sleds and was wondering what the big deal was, then I made this simple
I only have one thing to say…I LOVE THIS THING!!!
I now believe a table saw without is just half a table saw.
Also after just a few cuts and playing around I’ve found some other things I will add in the near future.

Thanks to ALL the LJs for showing me the way


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Rob Drown

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#1 posted 1140 days ago

clean simple and functional. Very nice!!

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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#2 posted 1140 days ago

are those 2×4’s for the ends?
i still need to make one

-- may not always be right,but,never in doubt.

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#3 posted 1140 days ago

I’d like to second that sentiment! I’ve made one recently as well after hearing all the talk about them here. The thing hardly ever leaves my table saw now.

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#4 posted 1140 days ago

Nice job!! I need one.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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Nate Finch

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#5 posted 1140 days ago

I like the plexiglass shield, that’s a nice touch that I haven’t seen before.

-- Nate, Harvard, MA

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#6 posted 1140 days ago

The plexiglass is nice. Have you considered adding a guard to the front edge?

Without one, you run a risk of notching your thumb if the leading edge of blade peeks out past the front of the fence.

I made one up on mine by gluing a small block on either side of the exit zone—just enough to keep fingers out of the way.

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#7 posted 1139 days ago

I now believe a table saw without is just half a table saw.

Yes indeed, you have seen the light :-)
Good job.

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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