|Project by Mark Gipson||posted 03-05-2013 06:37 AM||2597 views||9 times favorited||8 comments|
I have been putting off building a crosscut sled for far too long. My Makita saw has non standard mitre slots, they are 1/2” wide and only 3/16” deep. This always put me off trying to find something that could be used as a runner. A few days ago I found a Youtube video where an owner of a Craftsman saw had used runners that went on the outside of the saw instead. That looked like an excellent idea and this sled is the result. The left side of the saw wasn’t straight but it was easily persuaded into place.
I squared it with the 5 cut method and the accuracy is very good. This works so well it’s thrown my birthday plans into disarray, I was planning on getting a SCMS to do my crosscuts with but now I’m not sure I need one just yet. What to get instead??