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Crosscut sled/ Saw-zilla's revenge.

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Project by josephbert posted 05-08-2012 06:36 AM 2659 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Got my new saw wired up. First project?? Crosscut sled! Never had one before. Works pretty dang good too.
I added my old saw to the monstrosity that is SAWZILLA…LOL.
Since I bought the Shopfox classic as an upgrade on my Grizzly, I decided to put the fence that came with it on the old saw. Worked out great. Each saw’s extension table is the out feed for the other, that took some major fussing with.

LOVING IT!!!

-- Comfortably covered in dust





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 05-08-2012 08:18 AM

Looking good, they work well. Did you use the 5 cut method for cking the rear fence’s accuracy? I made one a cpl weeks ago.

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

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#2 posted 05-08-2012 12:14 PM

Nice upgrade, that sled will serve you well, I’m sure.

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

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Eric in central Florida

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#3 posted 05-08-2012 02:27 PM

Hot Dang!
I think you have the record for biggest cross cut sled!
You could slice up some telephone poles with that thing.

Are the tile floor & table saw extensions by products from your job?

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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#4 posted 05-08-2012 07:07 PM

The picture nearly fit on my android screen! That is a killer setup.

-- God is great, wood is good. Let us thank Him for wood......and old hand tools.

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josephbert

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#5 posted 05-08-2012 07:52 PM

Thanks all! Ken, it was your comment that persuaded me to do the five cut test. Glad I did! Much more accurate now. All it cost me was a few extra screw holes on the under side, and a semi frustrating 20 minutes or so.

Wrecker, I had a bunch of the white vinyl tiles left over from a job, I’m buying the red & black as I go,so I’ve just been doing sections of the shop floor as I can afford it. It was my hot wife’s idea to use them instead of laminate for the saw tables. I’m an eccentric nutcase so I like the busy-ness of it all.

-- Comfortably covered in dust

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eddie

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#6 posted 05-08-2012 10:09 PM

great sled you will love it on your new saw. mine stays pretty much on my saw but if not a arm length away great job all the way around its safer and easy too.

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#7 posted 05-28-2012 12:44 PM

You should enter this into our jig contest! Email photos along with your LJ name to jigcontest@runbox.com. You might win!

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