Table saw sled

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Project by TDSpade posted 01-18-2014 03:50 AM 3152 views 12 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I don’t usually post pictures of my shop made jigs. As they are not much to look at. But I thought I would post my new table saw sled. Made from ½ inch baltic birch plywood. 30×48 inches over all, just under 26 inches front to back between fences. 20 inches on the left side of the blade, 28 inches the right side of the blade. 1¼ inch poplar dowel handles. set into the fence but not the base. Harbor freight hold down clamps. The ¼ tempered hardboard zero clearance insert, is replaceable. As I also intend to use this as a dado sled.

I like the low fence and the dowel handles. I feel that the sled pushes and pulls better from a lower center of force. If that makes any sense.

-- For every expert, there is an equal and opposite expert.

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#1 posted 01-18-2014 04:25 AM

Very nice

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#2 posted 01-18-2014 06:32 AM

Nicely made. I’d probably forget and cut it right in two.


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#3 posted 01-18-2014 10:50 AM

Looks good

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#4 posted 01-18-2014 02:17 PM

good looking sled and fence will help you make you feel good while making good looking cuts…

I like your replaceable hardboard insert… never thought of that…

And I get the lower center of gravity for the push pull… my back fence is high and I push down not through a cut.

… and I don’t know know if that makes sense either… but…

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#5 posted 01-18-2014 05:16 PM

This is a nice sled and it will serve you well.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 01-19-2014 06:34 AM

Nice sled but you should always post your jigs to show me what I need for my shop.

-- Vince

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