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Forum topic by lumer posted 03-17-2013 02:47 PM 5120 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-17-2013 02:47 PM

i have a ryobi bt 3000 table saw ,and i need to make a sled for it , the problem i have is that it does not have the miter groves in it , i saw somewhere that there is a plate that is available with miter groves in it that mountes to either side of the main top of the table , then you have a table top with miter groves, now does anyone have any idea where i can purchase these plates, i think i saw them on e-bay

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#1 posted 03-17-2013 03:00 PM

I don’t know about the plates but I do have a solution for you. I have one of these saws and can’t stand it but… there is a work around for the miter slot. If you slide the sliding table away from the main table just the right amount you can use that gap between as a faux miter slot. When you want to use your sled just slide the table out a bit, put your sled in place and lock the table close to the runner. Then you effectively have a miter groove. Also most people don’t have a clue what this saw is so pics do your post great justice :)

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#2 posted 03-17-2013 03:03 PM

I’ve owned a BT3000 and have had students that have wanted to use a sled on their BT3000 ,we added a piece of 3/4 melamine to the top with 3/8 ” deep miter track metal “T” track put into it for the to guide the sled .

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#3 posted 03-17-2013 03:09 PM

There’s a website dedicated to these saws called loads of info about the saw, and a friendly group.

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#4 posted 03-17-2013 03:12 PM



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#5 posted 05-11-2017 05:47 PM

Hi Lumer, here is how you do it.
On the center aluminum section of the saw, the vertical sides at the edge of the table have a little taper to them ( draft for casting I suppose). What I did with my saw is set up a board for a fence on top that was parallel to the blade and at the correct distance from that vertical edge. Then I used my router with a straight 3/4” carbide cutter and took a skin cut to make that edge square with the top and parallel to the blade. I did that on the right and left side . Now all my sleds fit over that center section really nice.

Cheers, Jim

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#6 posted 05-12-2017 05:29 AM

When I had my BT3000, I purchased the miter slot attachment and found it a marginal solution. Using the slots interfered with the sliding miter table so I was always changing between the two. Such a pain. My upgrade to the Grizzly 1023 solved all of the problems of the BT3000.

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