Simple Cross Cut Sled

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Project by steve_in_ohio posted 03-09-2014 11:09 PM 2302 views 7 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a simple cross cut sled that I made out of some scrap plywood and a pine 2×4 and 1×4, with poplar runners. I needed a sled that could be made quickly, so this is what I came up with. The t-track and stop block with tape measure is a wonderful feature that I didn’t add on my old table saw sled.

-- steve, simple and effective

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#1 posted 03-10-2014 12:06 AM

nice sled … looks like it will serve you for some time to come.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#2 posted 03-10-2014 12:08 AM

Looks nice it should work well for you.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#3 posted 03-10-2014 12:48 AM

Nice cross cut sled…no woodworkers shop should be with out one….or two….:)

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#4 posted 03-10-2014 12:50 AM

Very functional and useful.

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#5 posted 03-10-2014 01:34 AM

Good looking sled, I like the stop and the measuring tape built righ in, Good job.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#6 posted 03-10-2014 07:56 AM

Nice sled…. These get a lot of use in my shop.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 03-10-2014 02:20 PM

Nice simple sled. Stop blocks and tape measure are a great feature.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#8 posted 03-11-2014 12:31 AM

Very cool sled Steve!

-- Tommy

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#9 posted 03-19-2014 12:24 PM

On that craftsman table saw, are there those tabs in the runners and if so how did you work around them with your runners. Nice sled and thanks.

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#10 posted 03-19-2014 12:29 PM

Chuck, there are NO tabs on this saw, it has normal miter slots (3/4” x 3/8”)

-- steve, simple and effective

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