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Forum topic by oleCB posted 01-26-2011 05:02 AM 1837 views 1 time favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-26-2011 05:02 AM

Topic tags/keywords: sled jig question resource tablesaw

After looking at several table saw sleds here, one will be my next project. (After I finish the last 3 of my stands AND if I can stay out of here long enough!)

Any opinions on the best set up/plans for one? I had seen them before but didn’t understand what good they are until reading what you all had to say about them.

I’ve always relied on my skill saw skills and lots of sanding before.

Thanks in Advance,


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#1 posted 01-26-2011 07:44 AM

I made my sled for the miter cuts on my segmented turning. It is set at 22 1/2 deg for an 8 piece segment.

Have seen a lot of them with adjustable angles for multiple uses.

Mine is simply a board with 2 sliders under it for the miter slots. Attached the angle block where needed and away I go.


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#2 posted 01-26-2011 07:54 AM


Thanks! I think I found what I need @ Someone else had posted it here. My mind has been working overtime ever since I looked at the videos there. I am going to like you did, make at least one to speed up making my saddle stands. I WILL make one of their super sleds tho!!

Thanks Again,


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#3 posted 01-26-2011 01:57 PM

the supersled is sweet/

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#4 posted 01-26-2011 02:40 PM

I wouldn’t over complicate it. The purpose of a table saw sled is simply to provide a safe way to hold your workpiece so that you can slide it across the saw table safely. The critical part is that it will hold the size workpieces that you typically would use and that it will hold the workpiece to cut at the appropriate angle. If you are wanting to square off your boards, the fence needs to be dead square. If you want to cut miters, then, depending on the actual miter angle, that needs to be dead on. Other than that, it is just another jig. They don’t have to look good, just get the job done safely and acurately.

BTW, you mention using a circular saw. I have made jigs to guide a circular saw that work very well to get some very acurate cuts. A circular saw with a good sharp blade appropriate to the material and an acurate jig can make very precise and clean cuts.



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#5 posted 01-27-2011 07:35 AM

Take a look at this sled: Its a bit complicated to build, but the removable inserts allow you to use it with a dado blade stack and you can make zero clearance inserts easily. I have one made from 3/4 particle board and that’s way too heavy. I may rebuild it someday.

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#6 posted 01-28-2011 01:18 AM

this one is pretty sweet.

you have to be a member of their site to gt it but it is free and it only takes an email address to join, plus you get weekly tip that i have found useful at times.

have fun

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