Question: How to improve my cross-cut sled

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Forum topic by mortalwombat posted 02-18-2014 05:59 PM 1192 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-18-2014 05:59 PM

Topic tags/keywords: sled 45 angle

So I’m still really new to woodworking. A while back, I was here gathering some great advice on a table saw to purchase. I ended up saving up and buying a decent Grizzly hybrid saw. I’ve been doing some remodeling around the house and it has served me really well for that. I wanted to improve the accuracy of my cuts, so I built a crosscut sled based on the instructions here:

I’m really happy with the results (I still need to take the time to fine-tune it to get it good and square). So now I have a great method for getting accurate 90 degree cuts, but I’d like to step it up to get good 45 degree cuts, as well as other common angles.

So what I’m curious about is if there is a good method for adding rails that can be removed or adjusted to accurate angles? I was thinking of drilling some holes in the sled and have dowels on the rails that fit those holes, but that seems like it may be difficult to align initially, and impossible to adjust down the road should I need to.

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#1 posted 02-18-2014 06:03 PM

If you are going to use them often, why not make one for each angle?


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#2 posted 02-18-2014 06:20 PM

45 I will be using often. I guess I was hoping to only have one for storage purposes. I don’t have a ton of space, so I am trying to avoid clutter. Maybe I suck it up and make one that is dedicated for 45’s.

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#3 posted 02-19-2014 02:16 AM

Look at the Super Sled on Eagle Lakes Woodworking. I built this one and really like its versatility.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#4 posted 02-19-2014 02:28 AM

Maybe get a good miter and add according to your needs.
Osborne miter is the first pic.
Incra is the second.

I used the Incra to make a jig for a specific angle and will change it when needed.

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