New cross cut sled

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Project by Vagabondwheeler posted 01-26-2014 01:26 PM 1791 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I was allowed to get a new table saw around Christmas time. In that I sold my old job site saw and the sleds that were set up for it. The sleds would not fit the new saw. So this is what I threw together the other day. I have a 24in miter slider on the left side from Rockler on 3/4in plywood. The handles and holds are all maple. I plan on adding a tape and stop block to the right side out to 36in. It works for now.

-- KDW

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Scott Oldre

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#1 posted 01-26-2014 06:33 PM

I would be worried that the length of the fence would allow the cut piece to be move out of perpendicular with the blade. My fence is nearly the width of my crosscut sled and I still have issues getting it exactly 90deg. It’s one of my to do lists when it warms up, is to loosen the screws on my fence and try the 5 cut method of dialing it in.

Do like the maple handle which is unique. Haven’t seen one like that before.

I also use the miter sliders on both my crosscut and dado blade sleds. I don’t think there’s a better alternative. My first sled I used oak sliders, but they don’t have the adjustability obvioiusly

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#2 posted 01-27-2014 01:52 AM

Scott I agree on the fence it is just a temp till I get the right stop block set up. It was a spare piece I had that I put on for now. I also plan on trimming down the front side a little also. What is the five cut method you mentioned?

-- KDW

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#3 posted 01-27-2014 07:21 AM

William Ng has a great video on the 5 cut method. I recently made my first sled, and the 5 cut method ended up being about 60 cuts for me! But ultimately I got it accurate to within 0.001” along 2’ so I’m happy with that.

-- Dan :: Minnesota

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#4 posted 01-27-2014 08:51 AM

Dan thanks for the link on the video.

-- KDW

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