|Project by xylophage||posted 09-14-2011 04:11 AM||3074 views||3 times favorited||11 comments|
I made this large sled because I have a cabinet job coming up that will require cross cutting a lot of large pieces of materials. Its over all length is 6 feet, and its depth is 27”. The fence is made out of three layers of 3/4” MDF. Its over all length is 4 feet, it’s 5” tall at the center and tapers down to 3”. I tapered the sled so that it would be heavy on the fence side. This way when your at the end of a cut the sled does not want to tip off the table saw.
The sled moves nicely, with no play in the runners. I did a four cut method to set the fence, and i have it consistently making square cuts that are within a few hundredths of an inch. I will have to admit that it is really large and heavy. I think that a sled any bigger would be dangerous and difficult to use.
-- D.A Winograsky