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  • What is cross cut sled

    What is a cross cut sled?


    Only a newbie.

  • #2
    Here is a good explanation of several designs.

    You will need Adobe Reader to view this.

    Jerry
    It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious.

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    • #3
      It's a jig that you use to run in both miter slots of your tablesaw. Basically - you have a flat panel ( typically baltic birch plywood ) that is set at 90 degrees to your blade - and a support at the opposite end of your sled for rigidity. It's an easy way to crosscut wood on your saw that is safe - rather than trying to use your tablesaw's fence ( crosscutting long and narrow boards is dangerous - good chance of kickback & twisting during the cut )

      You can add a track and measuring device for repeat cuts - or use more simple approaches like clamping a piece of wood to the front of your sled as a repeat stop block.

      Jake

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      • #4
        Not to get too technical, but I have built most of my sleds with just one strip of maple or oak.

        It was the way I was taught and it works, so I haven't fixed it.

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        • #5
          Tks, got it now.

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          • #6
            Here's a picture of my Crosscut Sled. Nothing fancy, but it's accurate.

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