Simple Cross Cut Sled With Tee Slot Fence

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Project by Chipy posted 12-21-2011 03:52 PM 3407 views 25 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This my own version of the classic Cross Cut Sled.The tee slot slot fence saves money by forgoing the need to buy Tee Tracks and the hardware that goes with it I also used Corian for the runners/miter bars because Corian is super stable and smooth.You can pick up scraps of Corian for your local Habitat for Humanity thrift store..I used Marc Spagnuolo Video and Method for squaring the fence to the blade.The tee slot is easy to create and you only need a table saw with an 1/8 Cerf blade to create them!

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#1 posted 12-21-2011 04:14 PM

Nice clean build there Chippy. I really should buy a T-Track router bit and save some serious $$$ instead of spending it all on track especially when you can router the track into some nice hardwood that will last forever.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#2 posted 12-21-2011 04:14 PM

I really like the t-slot. Good job.

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#3 posted 12-21-2011 05:14 PM

Nice job, Looks great and saving money on track is a good thing.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 12-21-2011 05:18 PM

Well done

-- Joe

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#5 posted 12-21-2011 05:30 PM

Nice idea..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#6 posted 12-21-2011 05:57 PM

I like the way you cut your t-slot. Good idea. How big is it? Thanks for sharing.

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#7 posted 12-21-2011 06:33 PM

Thanks Guys.Horizontalmike those bits are nice but you can achieve the same result with your table saw.See poorly done graphic.

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#8 posted 12-21-2011 07:07 PM

Very nice sled. The T-slot is a great idea as is your graphic for making it using the tablesaw. I just posted my basic sled. I also relied on the Woodwhisperer’s video and his methods worked out very well for me.

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#9 posted 12-21-2011 11:12 PM

I wish I had seen your t-slot a couple of weeks ago. I made pretty much an identical sled. My t-slot solution was to rip off 1/2” of the top edge of the fence; router a shallow 5/8” slot in the remaining piece; reattach the top; route a 1/4” down the middle. Yours seems a simpler and more elegant solution.

-- Visualize whirled peas

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#10 posted 12-22-2011 01:44 AM

I know it’s been said before, but really like your T-slot.

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#11 posted 12-22-2011 03:53 AM

Kelen are you getting fresh?

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#12 posted 12-22-2011 04:02 AM

Chipy, You got a thumb saver on the back side of that fence???

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#13 posted 01-13-2012 02:36 PM

Very nice job on your crosscut sled.


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#14 posted 09-06-2013 10:25 AM

Great idea on the slot!

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#15 posted 12-23-2013 08:49 PM

That is why I always ask question from other woodworkers…they always come up with the “simple idea” of how to do it…, I did not mean you all are simple minded….... Thanks for sharing this how to

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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