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Posted on Table saw sleds: 1 or 2 runners; metal, wood, or UHMW plastic?

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#1 posted 09-26-2012 03:23 PM

Definitely 2 sliders. One slider can act like a fulcrum. Any lateral movement (pushing unevenly on one side for example) could lift it it out of the miter slot or eventually cause it to break loose. I made mine from maple and so far so good. It was easy to fit, easy to attach, easy to replace if I ever need to, easy to adjust after attachment to get that exact fit, and I had plenty laying around. I have not needed to make any adjustments for seasonal movement and it’s not showing any signs of excess wear. I would consider using WHMW as it is obviously more stable if I wasn’t so cheap.


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