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    Anyone use one these crosscut SLEDs and have any thoughts on it?

    (I don't even recall typing "thread")
    Last edited by Smack; 05-16-2009, 12:46 PM.

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    Re: Rockler Crosscut Thread

    What's a Rockler Crosscut Thread?
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    • #3
      Re: Rockler Crosscut Thread

      I think what he was meaning was...a "discussion thread" regarding the Rockler Crosscut Sled.

      But sorry, I have no experience with it (always build my own sleds).

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        Re: Rockler Crosscut Thread

        Originally posted by tomapple View Post
        I think what he was meaning was...a "discussion thread" regarding the Rockler Crosscut Sled.

        But sorry, I have no experience with it (always build my own sleds).
        Yeah, what he said!
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        • #5
          Re: Rockler Crosscut Thread

          Are we talking about this sled?

          http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=18063

          Looks similar to the Dubby which has been out for years.
          http://www.in-lineindustries.com/single_dubby.html

          You could of course build your own.
          http://www.thewoodshop.20m.com/howto_crosscut.htm
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            Re: Rockler Crosscut Thread

            Yea, that's it Bob D. Yea I could spend a day or two making my own or spend $150 and be done with so I can work on other things.

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              Re: Rockler Crosscut Thread

              It sorta looks like an Incra 1000SE mounted to an MDF board.

              While I dont have mine mounted on an MDF board, I do have the 1000SE and it surely can be used for cross cuts. The fence extends farther than the Rockler model too.

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              • #8
                Re: Rockler Crosscut Thread

                I have played with it and it is a very nice sled. I was at Rockler today and almost bought one. I plan to get one soon. The numbers are HUGE, and it is very easy to set this thing to half a degree increments or smaller. Getting the outfeed table ($30) is suggested. Sometimes, Rockler will run specials on the crosscut sled. In one of the specials, they toss in the outfeed table. Initially, you run each table along the miter track and the saw trims each piece to give you zero clearance along the MDF. Finally, the miter bar adjusters use Rockler's nice spring loaded ball bearings.

                I also own the Kreg miter gauge and fence, and it is very nice. For bigger crosscuts, though, I plan to get the Rockler sled. Like you, I thought of building one myself, but I think the quality of the Rockler is excellent, and the test cuts that I mad with it felt very secure, not to mention accurate. For the price, I think it is a great jig.
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                  Re: Rockler Crosscut Thread

                  I went ahead and got it with 15% off, also bought the Wixly angle finder (nice) and a Freud thin kerf 30T Rip blade. Saved $42. BTW Rockler sells the Freud blades for the same amount as Amazon - I was impressed.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Rockler Crosscut Thread

                    Originally posted by chrisexv6 View Post
                    It sorta looks like an Incra 1000SE mounted to an MDF board.

                    While I dont have mine mounted on an MDF board, I do have the 1000SE and it surely can be used for cross cuts. The fence extends farther than the Rockler model too.
                    LOL. Read the caption under the photo for the 1000SE on Rocklers' site, it says the fence extends from 18' to 31'. That is certainly longer than the Rockler model. You'd need a big shop to use that fence.

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