|Forum topic by TheWoodenOyster||posted 07-24-2014 11:56 PM||1861 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
07-24-2014 11:56 PM
I have a project coming up that will require the construction of a new tablesaw sled. The sled I am making can only have one runner, so it has to be a very good fit.
I have tried QS hardwood with marginal luck, but my shop isn’t conditioned, so when it goes from 115 in the summer to 40 in the winter, there can be obvious problems with hardwood runners.
I have some 1/4” HDPE that I could make runners out of, but I have heard that the stuff swells when you put screws into the holes that hold the runners on. Obviously, I would predrill them, but I am still concerned about that.
The “adjustable” commerical ones all seem to be flawed in that the adjustments are not continuous along the entire length of the bar, so the bar doesn’t stay tight unless you have 2 points of contact with the sides of your TS slots at all times.
All that said, what have y’all had the most luck with when it comes to high performance sled runners?
-- The Wood Is Your Oyster