LumberJocks

Table Saw Sled, Large size required table support extension

  • Advertise with us
Project by Kevin May posted 02-22-2012 03:05 AM 2431 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For my first table saw sled, I went for BIG. After researching LJ’s for ideas for sleds and thinking about the projects I would be using the sled for, I thought a single large sled would fit my needs best. Dimensions are 26” between front and back rails and 32” to the left of the blade. Using 6/4 soft maple for the front fail, I mounted it with 4×5/16” carriage bolts for easy alignment. Using the 5 cut squaring method, I found to be out .010” over about 80”, so I made no adjustment. The bottom is 3/4 MDF and the back rail is 2 laminated pieces of 3/4” plywood.

Now for the required adjustment. The sled is so big, that when the front rail aligns with the center of the blade, the amount of sled off the table is more than is on the table, so the sled tips off the back of the saw. For space and time reasons, I couldn’t add a normal table extension, so I needed a quick solution. The solution I found was to add a single steel bar protruded off the back of the table. The bar extends about 10” from the back of the table and works great to support the sled. The 10” extension is not much beyond the exposed motor, so it doesn’t take up any real space.

Thanks for looking.

-- Kevin May "Making wood useful and fun!" www.kevinmaywoodworks.com





11 comments so far

View Woodwrecker's profile

Woodwrecker

3591 posts in 2213 days


#1 posted 02-22-2012 03:14 AM

I don’t think there’s too many cutting jobs that won’t be able to handle.
Nice job !

-- Having fun...Eric

View RibsBrisket4me's profile

RibsBrisket4me

1376 posts in 1143 days


#2 posted 02-22-2012 03:27 AM

Wow, massive!!!! Love your Craftsman saw!

-- http://www.PictureTrail.com/gid6255915

View DIYaholic's profile

DIYaholic

13367 posts in 1312 days


#3 posted 02-22-2012 03:33 AM

That IS a SUPER SLED!

My tought for my future crosscut sled is to build a sled capable of 24” cross cuts. Looks like yours will handle that nicely. I think I may also want a smaller, easier to handle sled, for smaller stock.

As they say; Go ”BIG” or go home!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

View Routerisstillmyname's profile

Routerisstillmyname

700 posts in 2146 days


#4 posted 02-22-2012 04:10 AM

Oh yeah.

-- Router รจ ancora il mio nome.

View Jim Jakosh's profile

Jim Jakosh

11341 posts in 1743 days


#5 posted 02-22-2012 04:22 AM

Nice sled!!!!!!!!.........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

View Martyroc's profile

Martyroc

2708 posts in 943 days


#6 posted 02-22-2012 04:27 AM

Go Big or Go Home! Nice sled, I have a similar Craftsman table-saw, except mines over 20 years old, I cant believe I have not killed it yet.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

112030 posts in 2214 days


#7 posted 02-22-2012 05:53 AM

Thar’s a big one alright . That’s going to be a great asset in your shop, now you have another 3 or 4 sleds to go.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View jeff's profile

jeff

644 posts in 2102 days


#8 posted 02-22-2012 08:24 AM

there’s a table saw under that :)

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

View Radu's profile

Radu

299 posts in 1681 days


#9 posted 02-22-2012 02:05 PM

There’s lot of real estate on that sled. Now just pack up the sled and send it to me. I have the same saw and it’ll fit. And don’t forget the extension bar.
Good job.

View usabirddog's profile

usabirddog

23 posts in 934 days


#10 posted 02-22-2012 09:26 PM

nice sled great job

View Todd Barrone's profile

Todd Barrone

472 posts in 909 days


#11 posted 03-07-2012 06:07 AM

Thats cool

-- "Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway" John Wayne https://www.facebook.com/BarroneContracting

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase