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Project by Rex B posted 04-04-2012 12:42 PM 3234 views 13 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this sled soon after I bought my saw and have used it a ton ever since. It is somewhat small, with a 15” crosscut capacity, but that has been plenty for me so far. I used the fancy INCRA Miter Sliders, which are adjustable for a perfect fit in the miter slots. The five-cut method allowed me to square the fence up easily. I also made a 45 degree triangle for miter cuts. I finished the sled with Varathane Floor Varnish for durability and to make it slide easily across the tabletop.

-- Rex





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Joe_M

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#1 posted 04-04-2012 01:31 PM

Rex, you’re the first I’ve seen that posts the dimensioned sketchup drawing along with your photos – very nice and appreciated! The sled looks good, simple and very functional. I built one years ago but didn’t know about the 5-cut method back then. Have been weighing the options for my next build, something simple or more along the lines of the super sled. Now that you’ve had the sled for a while, do you ever repeat the 5-cut test to make sure there’s no movement?

EDIT: Like the router table add-on too. I need to make one of those also for my rigid 2412 contractors saw. Trying to decide whether I need to upgrade to a T2 fence first though.

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Rex B

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#2 posted 04-04-2012 02:12 PM

Joe, thanks for the compliments. I usually make really detailed plans of my projects before I build, so I figure I might as well post some assembly views to show overall dimensions. I’ve had this sled for about 3 months now, and have never repeated the 5-cut test. But I haven’t noticed any deterioration of the cuts either, so I just haven’t worried about it yet.

The router extension has been a very handy thing to have, and it was fun and pretty inexpensive to build. As soon as I get the router fence finished up I will post that project.

-- Rex

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StumpyNubs

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#3 posted 04-04-2012 10:36 PM

Very nice job! I love to see people make their own jigs!

Thanks for posting!
-Jim, aka “Stumpy Nubs”
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Routerisstillmyname

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#4 posted 04-04-2012 11:02 PM

Awesome. Finally a common sense offset sled.

-- Router รจ ancora il mio nome.

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robbiethewood

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#5 posted 04-04-2012 11:44 PM

thanks for sharing nice and simple i have being meaning to make one for some time just never got round to it
now this one looks nice

-- http://robbiethewoodturner.net/

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crashn

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#6 posted 04-05-2012 02:31 AM

I love my G0715p. Got my router extension on the other side, just barely fits and the lift clears the motor cover by 1/8 of an inch. But in my tiny one car garage shop (a 1942 style garage, none the less) it was a requirement. The other side is against a cinder block wall.

-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes

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woodzy

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#7 posted 04-05-2012 12:59 PM

It looks like a great setup. Nice work!

-- Anthony

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Ken90712

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#8 posted 04-13-2012 03:45 PM

Well done, 5 cut method works well. I built a sled a few weeks ago as well and love it.

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

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JK0702

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#9 posted 07-28-2012 06:51 PM

I’m a bit new to this, but am looking to build a crosscut jig. Can someone explain the 5 cut method to me? Thanks

-- John - Huntington Beach CA

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Rex B

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#10 posted 08-03-2012 08:24 PM

John,

It would probably be confusing if I try to explain it on here, but just look up the table saw sled video on thewoodwhisperer.com. Mark explains it in good detail there

-- Rex

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