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Tablesaw Crosscut Sled

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Project by SouthFloridaSun posted 09-16-2013 02:43 PM 1539 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After watching some videos and reading about the greatness of using a tablesaw crosscut sled I decided to make one. I took some scrap red oak and cut it for the rails as everything I read said to use a hard wood for the rails. I used 3/4 plywood for the base which after placing the rails in the miter slots with glue on top I placed the base on the tablesaw with a heavy toolbox on top to act as a clamp. The next day I used my handy 9.99 tapered drill bit and countersink set from HF to attach the front and back fence. The front fence being square is not a deal breaker but you must take your time with the back side to ensure its square. I highly recommend watching this video to learn how to do this. I now use this in place of my miter saw as its much quicker then going back and forth and much safer.





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 09-16-2013 02:54 PM

That’s a fine addition to your shop. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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SouthFloridaSun

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#2 posted 09-16-2013 03:07 PM

I do love it I don’t think I have touched my miter saw since making this. I still need to make a miter sled as well

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Marty Smoley

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#3 posted 09-16-2013 04:08 PM

I keep seeing these things in the projects pages. I will have to look into making one as I set up my shop.

-- Marty, http://www.wickedpiggy.com

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SouthFloridaSun

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#4 posted 09-16-2013 04:14 PM

Now that I have made one I can’t believe I worked without it before. So much safer and quicker then the tablesaw by its self

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Diggerjacks

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#5 posted 09-16-2013 04:19 PM

Hello SouthFloridaSun

A very usefull piece in a shop

Before without and Now !!!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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mIps

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#6 posted 09-16-2013 09:09 PM

I had a saw very much like yours at one time, I wish I would have known about this site at that time. Good job on the sled, should help make better, cleaner cuts. Although, you might want to add a blade stop to the fence to keep hands clear of the blade.

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#7 posted 09-16-2013 09:18 PM

Thanks for sharing – I still need to make one

-- Greg Simon

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#8 posted 09-17-2013 02:27 PM

I can’t believe how much I use my crosscut sled.

Best and safe wishes for your sled!

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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