Jig Project This Simple Sled Provides A Safe Accurate And Easy Way To Cut Mitres On Large Work Pieces
Jig project this simple sled provides a safe accurate and easy way to cut mitres on large work pieces is post about Magazine bookmarked by donald with ID 12791677074 was uploaded on 04-01-2019 and has been viewed 285,367 times.
Build a Mitre Crosscut Sled Photos by Rob Brown; Lead photo shows blade guard removed for clarity If you often cut mitres on large sheet goods, you might want to make this jig even larger, but I have found it comfortable for parts up to 20" wide by almost any length.
I made this sled for a right-tilt tablesaw.For a left-tilt saw, you might want to adjust the build so the sled runs to the right of the blade.Though it's not necessary, I would recommend doing so, as the work-piece's finished surface will be on top during the cut, and the resulting mitred edge and corner will be cleaner.
Runner, base and fenceStart by machining the runner from a str*p of straight-grained, quarter-sawn hardwood.The runner should slide in the mitre gauge track on your tablesaw with absolutely no slop.Cut the 1/2" Baltic birch base to size.
The flatter the base, the better.Insert the runner in your mitre gauge slot and place the base on the surface of your tablesaw so the right end of the base extends slightly beyond the angled blade.Any overhang will eventually be cut off.
You can also bring your rip fence over to help...