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Small Crosscut Sled

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Project by Carter posted 721 days ago 1692 views 9 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A small crosscut sled for my Ridgid TS3650. The base is out of 1/2 inch Baltic Birch plywood ind is approximately 24”X29”. The runners are quarter sawn White Oak. The rear fence is 6/4 White Oak. The front fence is made from two pieces of 3/4 Hickory laminated together because I didn’t have any 8/4 stock that was long enough.

I haven’t had the chance to use the sled much yet but I have made several test cuts and it cuts square. I made this after looking at hundreds of sleds on this site and using different ideas from several projects.

I left this sled small and without any of the added features that many of the sleds that I looked at had. I decided that I just needed a way to make square cuts and that if i find in the future that I need a bigger sled I would make one then.

-- Kyle





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AJswoodshop

1057 posts in 901 days


#1 posted 721 days ago

Great job on the sled! I already have a miter saw, but I use my crosscut sled more, gives you a much better cut.

Thanks!
AJ

-- If I can do it.....so can you! -AJswoodshop

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jfouse

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#2 posted 721 days ago

Very nice. I have the same saw and love it.

-- Anyone who wants an excuse can find one. Don't bother telling me yours; I have enough of my own to fight off.

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SteveMI

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#3 posted 721 days ago

Good basic sled, glad you put an extra piece on the front so the blade is more protected.

Steve.

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Bob, Oregon

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#4 posted 721 days ago

Thanks Carter. I have the same saw and I am going to make one just like this. Looks good. Effective but not too huge to store in my limited shop.

-- 73, Bob

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Chris Moellering

224 posts in 1273 days


#5 posted 721 days ago

I’m thinking a sled is a good project for the holiday weekend for my new saw as well. Hadn’t thought of an “over the blade” setup like that with runners in both tracks. Something to consider. Thanks for sharing!

-- Grace & peace, Chris+

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workerinwood

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#6 posted 721 days ago

Well done!! This is on my list to build, thanks for sharing.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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