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Project by Drew posted 224 days ago 1059 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a crosscut sled I made a few weeks ago.

I just wanted a simple zero clearance sled.
I make a lot of 24”square table tops so I made this sled large enough-and awkward enough-to accommodate that. I also made the sled 24” to the right side of the blade for easy measuring.

The sled is made from 1/2” plywood with some 3/16 masonite I had laying around for the zero clearance.

I don’t need any fancy stops or anything. Just a clamp and some scrap is all I needed.

Only took a couple of hours to make and has probably saved me that much time already. I’m not a big fan of sliding miter saws for accurate work….. don’t know why I waited so long to build this!!!

-- That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.” ― Aldous Huxley





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GoWinLions

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#1 posted 224 days ago

Very nice – this is on my docket to make, hopefully soon.

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gsimon

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#2 posted 224 days ago

simple is best! – looks good

-- Greg Simon

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whitebeast88

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#3 posted 224 days ago

great sled!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#4 posted 224 days ago

nice sled…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#5 posted 224 days ago

great sled, been on my list to build one of these for several years! Might be the next project up!

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Welch

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#6 posted 224 days ago

This is similar to the one I just built but yours looks nicer. Mine was built for an odd ball craftsman T shaped miter slot and I spent so much energy trying to get the T slots to work that I guess I was out of steam when it came to the actual sled part. LOL. Great sled !!!

-- Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. Thomas A. Edison

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