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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 04-13-2008 05:21 PM

Hi Niki,

You couldn’t just settle for a piece of plywood and two fences of construction grade lumber!!!! :)

This is a nice sled. No….Let me retract that statement. This is a wonderful sled. You have raised the bar on miter sleds with this piece. I like the addition of the two stops to prevent side to side movement. Putting the blade guard over the entire path that the blade travels is an innovative idea.

The only thing about it that seems a bit awkward to me is the hold down. I am assuming that you use your left hand inside the sled to put downward pressure on the 1/4” plywood to hold the work piece flat to the table. This just seems a little awkward to me trying to keep downward pressure on the sled with my left hand and moving it forward with my right.

Did you ever consider mounting a pair of toggle clamps to the left side of the fence and freeing up your left hand to push the sled?

Thanks for the post. As I said in the first installment I have one of these on my to-do list.

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