Shop Jig Make Accurate And Dependable 90° Cuts With This Adjustable Table Saw Sled
Shop jig make accurate and dependable 90° cuts with this adjustable table saw sled is article about Magazine bookmarked by johnnie with ID 13827017453 was uploaded on 15-02-2019 and has been viewed 245,547 times.
Adjustable Crosscut Sled Photos by Andy Bardowell; Illustration by James Provost I recently upgraded my table saw, which meant I had to construct a new crosscut sled.My previous sled had been a source of frustration, so I resolved to make a new one with a few improvements.
You may find some of these ideas useful when building your own sled.My research involved a thorough search on the Internet where I checked out many sleds and looked at different options.Still not satisfied, I finally decided to design my own sled.
I wanted something very simple, without mitre attachments, tenon cutting attachments, etc.I needed an accurate sled that would provide dead-on 90° cuts.There were two distinct problems with sleds I had built previously and I wanted to address these concerns when designing the new sled.
The first problem was the runners.I chose to use Ultra High Molecular Weight (UHMW) runners on the new sled rather than wooden ones because they glide easily in the mitre slot and will not change with humidity.
The real improvement, though, is the adjustable fence that you can check for square before every job.Zero-clearance inserts were also a must and the stop is a...