crosscut sled on the cheap

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Project by Chris Wainscott posted 07-07-2011 07:26 AM 1969 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 07-07-2011 11:10 AM

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 07-07-2011 02:08 PM

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 07-07-2011 02:09 PM

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 07-07-2011 02:51 PM

Nice job!! I need one.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#5 posted 07-07-2011 02:55 PM

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 07-07-2011 08:29 PM

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 07-07-2011 11:22 PM

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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