Table saw sled

  • Advertise with us
Project by TDSpade posted 01-18-2014 03:50 AM 2395 views 13 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.

6 comments so far

View Routerisstillmyname's profile


716 posts in 2481 days

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

Very nice

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

View Rick M.'s profile

Rick M.

5379 posts in 1352 days

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

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


View clarkey's profile


451 posts in 2028 days

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

Looks good

View dustyal's profile


1250 posts in 2447 days

#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…

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

View helluvawreck's profile (online now)


18113 posts in 1839 days

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

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

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

View Vince's profile


1026 posts in 2401 days

#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

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics