A Big Crosscut Sled for a small shop

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Project by tyka posted 08-18-2011 06:18 PM 4507 views 37 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A crosscut sled that can handle 2’x 8’ material single handed without any other support, adjustable for dado cuts and easily dismantled for multi-purpose use and storage. It’s made with pieces from my old R.T.M. Crosscut Sled. The design is based on the “Plans Now Precision Crosscut Sled” It is quite light and strong and made with multilayer ½” plywood from Home Depot. It has four main parts; the main crosscut sled and three extensions. I normally use the small extension on the left for most of my work. This allows me to quickly store and retrieve it from under my table saw. Hope this can help LJ’s that have a small shop and a need for a big crosscut sled. Thanks for watching.

Stored under table saw

Extensions easily stored

R.T.M. section (right and left)

Underside track

Track prevents sled from falling off

-- Paul, Plantagenet, Ontario

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#1 posted 08-18-2011 07:00 PM

Brilliant design Paul. I’m going to have to steal some of your ideas!

-- I'm just learning how to cut the stuff with some other stuff...

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#2 posted 08-18-2011 07:13 PM

Hello Paul

Here is a very big crosscut sled and a beautiful work

I like all the options that you can use

I must go to my shop …..........

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#3 posted 08-18-2011 07:52 PM

That thing’s awesome. I’d have never thought to split it to accept a dado stack. I like the holddown and track. I might need to pimp my own sled now.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#4 posted 08-18-2011 08:50 PM

Very innovative – I like Being able to “change out” the left side..

Thanks for sharing

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#5 posted 08-19-2011 12:51 AM

You should rename it the TWO MAN SLED…. It’s huge AND awesome!!!!!!!!

-- I have metal in my neck but wood in my blood!!

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