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Forum topic by Rick M. posted 02-13-2014 04:52 AM 1349 views 1 time favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-13-2014 04:52 AM

Topic tags/keywords: parallelogram sled bridge city tools jig

Video is 3 years old so I’m sure some of you have seen it but it is new to me and I didn’t see a previous post on it… a parallelogram table saw sled/jig from Bridge City Tools. The video explains it in about 90 seconds.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vmp2x5VxKhM

Blog post: http://www.bridgecitytools.com/blog/2010/09/13/table-saw-sled-with-a-twist/

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#1 posted 02-15-2014 02:11 PM

Never saw that myself. Looks rather interesting. If I ever get a tablesaw I might consider something like that as useful.

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#2 posted 02-15-2014 05:18 PM

I might build a smaller one to test it out. The only downside is it looks floppy and you’d have to be careful with it.

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#3 posted 02-15-2014 06:34 PM

I think they should have added positive stops for straight cuts.
Otherwise it looks useful but rather floppy as Rick said!

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#4 posted 02-15-2014 07:54 PM

One nice thing is you can set the fence perpendicular to the blade just like a miter gauge so you wouldn’t worry about it going out of square the way a fixed fence might.

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#5 posted 02-15-2014 11:26 PM

Thanks for posting Rick

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#6 posted 02-16-2014 12:25 AM

Wonder how much they had to pay that guy to get his fingers that close to the blade while cutting the tenon? Rockler has a half-sled with a pivoting fence, but I see this one allows plus and minus angled cuts. Seems like the fence would be hashed up pretty quick, though.

I like this one better:
http://www.eaglelakewoodworking.com/post/Super-Sled-Crosscut-and-Miter-Sled.aspx

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#7 posted 02-16-2014 04:39 AM

Good point about the fence getting chewed up. I thought of that too but it wouldn’t be difficult to make a replaceable insert, I’ve seen them on other sleds. The Super Sled is pretty awesome too and wouldn’t be floppy when off the saw.

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#8 posted 02-16-2014 06:22 PM

It should not get chewed up.
Each side of this sled rides in its respective miter slot so neither can/should come in contact with the blade regardless of the angles set.
Looking at the slots on the fences I don’t believe that this sled can get to 45°!

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