|Project by kiefer||posted 11-09-2011 05:24 AM||3060 views||9 times favorited||9 comments|
This is a prototype sled and sled travel stop I have come up with .
I needed a second smaller sled for cutting boxes etc. and use it for mitres .
This sled has a double bottom with the lower one having the runners attached and the top one sliding side to side to accommodate different saw blade width end tilting of the blade and making zero clearence possible at all settings .
The upper panels are sliding and held in place by the front and rear fences and are also easily replaced with new once as required ,
The throat plate inserts are also zero clearence and I made several for different tilt settings and saw blades.
When I first used the sled I pushed the sled too far and the blade cut slightly thru the guard box at the rear and I decided it was time to put a travel stop on all my sleds that I would notice and are individual to each sled and stay attached to each sled and are easily attached and removed .
What you see in the pics is a non proven prototype that I will further refine but it seems to work so far.
The strap stops the sled at the right point of travel and also retracts nicely with the attached stretch band and also keeps the sled from tipping of the rear of the saw .
Any comments on improvement of this safety device or the sled as such are welcome .
Remember this is a non proven sled and may have some hidden issues .
If you build a sled or any part there of based on this design I take no responsibility for design or materials used , you will be at your own risk.