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Forum topic by Sumdume posted 12-06-2011 05:20 AM 901 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Sumdume

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12-06-2011 05:20 AM

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I am thinking about asking sandy claws for a Rockler Table Saw Crosscut Sled. Does anyone have any experience with this?

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#1 posted 12-06-2011 09:32 AM

I was in the store one day back when and saw it in the box. Bought it and I like it a bunch. Very accurate and adjustable. Just one of those days I was more willing to put out the money than put out the labor to make one…....

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#2 posted 12-06-2011 04:34 PM

This is one of those difficult make or buy decisions.

I once slapped together a “quick and dirty” crosscut sled for a special application. It didn’t work very well – primarily because I used a wooden runner that swelled a little and bound up.

I seriously considered making a good sled (with metal runners). If I didn’t have a “to-do” list as long as my arm I may have done that. However, I bought the Rockler sled instead (it was on sale).

I am very happy with the sled. First of all, the runner fits snugly in the track and prevents any side-to-side movement but easily slides in the track. It is very easy to get a very precise angle setting and the hold down is very handy.

I’m guessing but I think it would have taken me at least 5 hours to make a sled this nice and I would have needed at least $20 worth of materials (probably more).

If I had nothing else to do I would have made one but, for me, it was better to buy this time. I can spend my time of other projects.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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