Sacrificial insert saves sled's integrity

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Forum topic by bubinga posted 04-07-2011 07:20 PM 3560 views 1 time favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-07-2011 07:20 PM

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#1 posted 04-07-2011 07:23 PM

Very clever. I wish I had incorporated this into my crude tenon jig that I use on a $99 tablesaw. It’s getting pretty gnarly in the back & I don’t want to build another. Out of laziness, I bought the Rockler one. It’s solid but one HEAVY jig.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#2 posted 04-07-2011 09:29 PM

On my latest (2nd one) crosscut sled, I had tried to incorporate a removable insert for the fence. My reasoning was that if/when the fence gets out of alignment, it will mean that the fence will no longer be a “zero clearance” fence. While building it, I found out that the effort to have the insert aligned, flushed and rigidly mounted wasn’t as easy as I had imagined. A better alternative is to mount a second fence on the face of the first fence, if the cutout on the original fence becomes too wide.

The idea of the sacrificial insert is good, because that way you can use multiple different blades and will always have the zero clearance with every single blade.

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