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3 Sleds for Better Crosscuts

comments (0) April 8th, 2013 in blogs

Ed_Pirnik Ed Pirnik, Senior Web Producer
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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

 

Foolproof 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.

 

Build a Super-Precise Tablesaw Crosscut Sled

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.

 

Crosscut Sled for the Tablesaw

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.


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