|Project by hoss12992||posted 11-25-2013 06:09 AM||1748 views||3 times favorited||10 comments|
This one is def not purdy, but after about 15 years of near constant use, I would not expect it to be. This is the one piece that gets the most use in my shop and is a HUGE time saver. I have seen several other sleds but none were built out of 2”x6” on the front and back. Im a firm believer in having 2×6 on both the front and back. Def makes it very solid and the extra height in the middle around the saw blade is a safety issue for me. It def helps keeping fingers from being around the blade. I had some shelving material that a neighbor gave me and I cut a piece of it for the bottom of this sled. Went to the barn and got a couple scrap pieces of 2×6 for the front and back. I also cut 4 pieces off the bottom to use as miter guides, which I cut to be 3/4” tall and support runners which I put 3/8” tall, near each end. The trick to this sled is making sure when you attach the miter guides to the sled which I use glue and screws, is making sure they are square. With that done, I cranked up the blade on the table saw as tall as it would go and then ran the sled all the way through for the first cut. After that, anytime I need to cut a board square, I just line my marks with the blade cut on the sled. MUCH FASTER and easier for just regular straight 90 degree cuts. I hope this helps somebody.
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