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Forum topic by pdanielson posted 03-14-2012 12:35 AM 5486 views 3 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-14-2012 12:35 AM

Topic tags/keywords: jig crosscut sled table saw incra

I recently ordered 2 incra ims1 18” miter slot bars and plan on making myself a new crosscut sled to replace my old, inaccurate one. Anyone have any features they love, features they hate, or just ideas in general?

-- Paul, Age 17, New York

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#1 posted 03-14-2012 12:52 AM

Check out the one I just posted I love it Cant remember which magazine I got the plans from But I think I have a copy in my file cabinet if interested.It Is basically a zero clearance also that is adjustable for dado blades to.It also has a optional box joint jig that just screws on.I didnt say in the post but it is 4 ft long and with the 2 knobs on the back it can be broke down to 2 ft

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#2 posted 03-14-2012 01:01 AM

that looks like a great sled! I’d be interested in a copy of the article if you have it.

-- Paul, Age 17, New York

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#3 posted 03-14-2012 01:10 AM

I will check for it when I get back to the shop 2moro I am pretty sure I still have the magazine will let you know

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#4 posted 03-14-2012 01:26 AM

ok thanks

-- Paul, Age 17, New York

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#5 posted 03-14-2012 01:27 AM

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#6 posted 03-14-2012 01:27 AM

Accually I just found where I got the plans Go to PLANSNOW.COM it is under shop jigs.You can download it for $5.95 I have used that site quite abit they have some really nice plans

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#7 posted 03-14-2012 03:32 AM

First, here’s my corsscut sled:
Click for details: Crosscut Sled: USE BOLTS

I based it off of Gary Rogowski's crosscut sled, particularly using bolts for the front fence rather than screws. It makes aligning the fence to blade a LOT easier.

Here’s my plans for my next cc sled:
This one will be my keeper so I’m adding all the features I wish my current sled had.
• I plan on implementing flip stops since stops are used a LOT on the sled.
• I plan on making inserts for the face of the fence that slide out to be replaced so I’ll always have a ZCI where the blade cuts (not necessary on the base of the sled IMHO).
• It will also be a bit longer (not wider).
• Also use the incra runners I have.
• I’ll use 3/4” material for the base instead of 1/2”.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#8 posted 03-14-2012 01:13 PM

I built a sled for the class room at the local college cabinet making coarse I take. I still plan to post the build as a finished project but have been busy with big work projects and haven’t got to it yet. I got most the ideas for mine from John Nixon. His Super Sled is not hard to build and has a lot of really nice features. Miter fences, A tenoning jig, and an adjustable stop were the most attractive features to me. He has a great web site called EagleLakeWoodworking. com where he offers free Sketchup plans (Whlie your there check out the pool table he built). I have seen John’s Super Sled design used over and over here on LJs. It’s become quite popular Here's one of the nicest examples you’ll find.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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#9 posted 03-14-2012 02:09 PM

On my crosscut sled, I made the fence 38in long in order to allow me to crosscut pieces up to 36in and still use a block to make identical parts. Depending on how deep you make your sled, you can determine just how ‘wide’ a board you can crosscut. I also have a couple links on my super sled project page that you might find useful.

Enjoy, I use mine all of the time.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#10 posted 03-14-2012 05:19 PM

This is the one I made, it is great and if you have your table saw square, squaring the sled is as easy as using a precision square against the fence.

scroll down to almost the bottom of the page.

-- To surrender a dream leaves life as it is — and not as it could be.

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#11 posted 03-15-2012 01:07 AM

If you been around for a while, you would remember Niki who has passed on, but before he did he made one wicked awesome sled for the TableSaw….


Click for details


Click for details

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#12 posted 03-17-2012 03:36 AM

Check this one out.

It has a replaceable zero clearance insert. I built one from MDF and it works great for cross cuts and dadoes. Only problem is it weighs a ton.

-- Trees, a wonderful gift --Joe--

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