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Forum topic by woodengolfer posted 07-30-2014 04:10 PM 1360 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-30-2014 04:10 PM

Hello All !

I have a Craftsman table saw that I want to make a cross cut sled to use with it. Yes it has the dreaded “tabs” on the mitre rails!

I have considered building a sled where the rails go on the outside edges of the saw table, which eliminates having to deal with the tabs.

I have also heard of but not seen any pictures of saw owner who have ground down these tabs, thus being able to use a sled with conventional rails.

Any thoughts on the pro and cons to each method/

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#1 posted 07-31-2014 03:45 AM

I have a Skil table saw that HAD those darn tabs. I ground them off with rotary tool, and made an adequate sled, using both miter slots. If you want pictures, PM me with your email address, and I’ll send them tomorrow.

I have seen no cons to cutting off those tabs, and the miter gauge still works fine (even if it is about useless in the first place).

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#2 posted 09-12-2014 05:32 PM

I am in the same boat. Taking them off with a dremel this weekend. I don’t see a need to special rails to fit the slots.

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