3 Sleds for Better Crosscuts
It’s perhaps one of the most-often used jigs in any workshop, yet if your crosscut sled is out of square, you might as well toss it in the scrap bin. If you’ve struggled to build a simple, accurate sled in the past, look no further-take your pick from our online collection and get building!
3 Foolproof Ideas for Tablesaw Crosscut Sleds
Crosscut sleds have always been a bit tricky to make. The runners needs to fit the miter slots securely, and the rear fence needs to be perfectly square to the blade. Neither technique is a piece of cake, but Alan Turner’s basic design makes both of them accessbile. Learn how to build a sled that’s perfectly square to the blade, and stays that way.
Learn Fine Woodworking senior editor Matt Kenney’s “second fence secret” for a hassle-free crosscut sled that can be built in under an hour.
Woodworker David Pruett’s sled even includes a T-track on the fence for an easy-to-adjust stop block that’s always at-the-ready.