Dead-Accurate Crosscut SledComments (0)
A simple sliding solution for conquering wide crosscuts
Designer/Builder/Writer: Paul Anthony
Simply put, tablesaws are great ripping machines, but when it comes to crosscutting, a tablesaw miter gauge can’t guide big boards as well as a crosscut sled. Unlike a miter gauge, a sled carries both halves of a workpiece past the blade. It allows you to safely and quickly make precision crosscuts while eliminating the chance of kickback.I designed my sled to be as lightweight as possible without compromising strength or cutting accuracy. The 1/2"-thick base allows maximum blade height adjustment without being flimsy, and the fence and rail, which keep the sled flat and intact, are stepped down to reduce weight. A significant feature, the extension rail and quick-set stopblock allow for precise, efficient crosscutting of long work in multiples. I think you’ll find that this jig completes your saw.
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