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Simple Cross Cut Sled V2

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Project by steve_in_ohio posted 03-19-2014 12:33 AM 1963 views 9 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I posted my cross cut sled last week and since then I have made a couple of improvements.
First, I added a handle to the front to help push it and also the 2- 2×4’s in the middle of the handle hide the blade to make it a bit safer.
Also I noticed when cutting short pieces (less than 3 or 4 inches), the piece I am cutting likes to jump out from between the stop block and the blade, so I routed a slot in the top and a wider slot on the bottom to countersink the t-bolts to keep them from scraping the table saw top. This slot can accommodate hold-down clamps and toggle clamps as I need them.
I am very happy with these improvements and I believe that any way that you can be safer while using a table saw, the better.

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---





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#1 posted 03-19-2014 01:13 AM

Nice upgrades

-- Norman

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#2 posted 03-19-2014 08:26 AM

Nice job, should help alot.

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

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#3 posted 03-19-2014 11:34 AM

Great upgrade…any thing that makes things safer or easier is a good thing…thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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