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Crosscut Sled with Dust Collection

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Project by dtzeutschler posted 05-03-2013 09:59 AM 2697 views 14 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A crosscut sled I built based on John Nixon’s Supersled plans and video. Added overblade dust collection with brushes; works great!
Added a couple photos including an overall pic with another OVERARM dust collector (for ripping) I built—not as pretty, but effective!





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ken_c

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#1 posted 05-03-2013 11:51 AM

great idea…

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#2 posted 05-03-2013 01:05 PM

Very nice! I’d make one too if only I had a table saw…

-- "There's plenty of time to read the instruction manual when you're laying in the hospital bed". - Dad

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#3 posted 05-03-2013 02:07 PM

I thought of this idea the other day, nice to know I’m not the only one. What did you salvage the brushes from, and what percentage of dust would you say it captures?

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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#4 posted 05-03-2013 04:08 PM

Boy that is a nice addition to a sled.
thanks for sharing your ideas

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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#5 posted 05-03-2013 05:27 PM

Another creative adaptation with improvements of the ubiquitous table saw sled. Well done! What function does the hinge on the rear serve? What are you using for the dust collector and, as Brian asked, what percentage of dust would you estimate it collects? How were the brushes adapted to the cover? Thanks for the inspiration -

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#6 posted 05-03-2013 07:50 PM

I’m glad you told us what it was. It’s hard to tell what is is from the photo. :)

-- Art, Pittsburgh.

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#7 posted 05-03-2013 09:10 PM

My goodness…That is definitely a Super Sled. Good job.

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#8 posted 05-04-2013 01:55 AM

More pictures, please.

-- "Some men wrest a living from nature and with their hands; this is called craft." - William Morris

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#9 posted 05-04-2013 03:04 AM

Great sled! I like the DC attachment. Consider putting a block of wood on the back fence where the blade exists. Your thumbs will thank you :-)

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dtzeutschler

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#10 posted 05-04-2013 03:40 PM

Thanks for all the great replies. More photos to come…
The brushes were unfortunately not salvaged. I ordered them from McMaster-Carr (search for “strip brushes”) I bought a 48” length (X3”tall) piece and cut it in half (a little more than $20 with shipping). Initially when I ordered it, I was not sure how I’d mount the brush, then it turned out the top portion that the brush is captured in a metal channel with dovetail profile, so I grooved a dovetail profile in the bottom of each wood strip to accommodate the metal channels. Good tight fit, with no need for fasteners on that part of.

The hinge is simply there to allow to lift the unit when positioning a board to cross cut.

I would say it captures 80-90% of top of saw dust, though as always, that’s tough to quantify. I’m using a Jet DC-1100 with cartridge canister filter Dust collector.
Sometimes the brushes allow a bit of dust to escape where they meet the board being cut.

I also like that it seems to enhance the safety of the crosscut sled—no open spinning blade!

The one mod I’d yet like to make is instead of screwing th DC attachment into the back of the kig, I’d like to add hanger bolts there and attach the DC attachment by using wing nuts—quicker removal for the odd cuts when the DC attachment is in the way.

Chuck C: where exactly would you mount the block? I don’t quite understand…
Thanks again for the great responses!

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#11 posted 05-05-2013 03:45 AM

Check out the one I did a while back. The block just gives a place for the blade to go so it doesn’t come out the back where your hands are.

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#12 posted 05-16-2013 01:45 AM

Brilliant. More pics is in order.

-- One can dream, about a passion not yet fully fulfilled!

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