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#1 posted 712 days ago

That’s pretty neat.

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#2 posted 712 days ago

Very cool Jorge thanks for sharing this super cross cut sled.

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#3 posted 712 days ago

Cool idea.

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#4 posted 712 days ago

Pretty serious.

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#5 posted 712 days ago

I’m actually building something like this on my saw. Nice to see I’m not the only one thinking like this.

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#6 posted 712 days ago

I think that is an awesome sled. I’m thinking about one of these now that you showed us. It looks amazingly convenient.

A few questions.
Do you have to wrestle with the kerf much when you change the angle? ... Duh… My brain just clicked over. The kerf would always stay the same because the runners hold it at the same place

It looks like the back fence will get pretty chewed up after a while. I wonder how that can be solved or if it will ever be an issue?

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#7 posted 712 days ago

Pretty nifty.

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#8 posted 712 days ago

It looks like the back fence will get pretty chewed up after a while. I wonder how that can be solved or if it will ever be an issue?

I am not much of a jig builder since I am primarily a hand tools guy, so I was lazy with this sled. The solution for the chewed up back is to make a wide dove tail in the center section and use changeable backs. You are right that if you do a lot of angles eventually the back will get chewed up, specially if you make a big sled so you can make 45º cuts.

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#9 posted 712 days ago

This is great. I do a lot of angled bridal joints/dadoes that this would be tremendously helpful for! Thanks for sharing! I’m headed to the shop to get started… :)

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#10 posted 711 days ago

It strikes me that there’s no real reason I can see for having the back hug the blade at all. Why not just leave it wide? Or frankly, just let it get chewed up. Make a cut with the angle at each extreme then take the piece out.

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#11 posted 711 days ago

What a great idea; This is on my to do list for sure.

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#12 posted 711 days ago

Cool idea! I would imagine the miter slots prevent the kerf width from changing as the angle is changed.

I think I’d just skip it for 90’s in favor of a dedicated sled.

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Jorge G.

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#13 posted 711 days ago

I think I’d just skip it for 90’s in favor of a dedicated sled.

It is not that hard to square back, it takes maybe a minute or so even with a verification cut. I don’t like to have too many jigs gathering dust, but it is up to you if you wish to have 2 of them.

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#14 posted 711 days ago

“It is not that hard to square back, it takes maybe a minute or so even with a verification cut. I don’t like to have too many jigs gathering dust, but it is up to you if you wish to have 2 of them.”

Two? ;^) I’ve already got several 90 degree sleds… The “about town, everyday” sled, medium and wide panel sleds, the extra narrow kerf sled, dado sleds… I salute your ability to live with one.

I really like the possibilities of this miter sled, with it’s zero clearance kerf backing, the ability to handle wider boards, it can be counter weighted for longer parts. Toss the miter gauge in the trash…

To the folks worried about the rear fence… I routinely screw or clamp 1/4” thick MDF faces to the business face of my sled fences. The liner takes only a minute to add, and you can move it many times if the kerf gets beat up.

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#15 posted 711 days ago

> added to the bucket list <

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