45 degree bevel sled

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Project by hairy posted 03-29-2017 04:52 PM 1934 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This tablesaw spent 6 of the first 7 years I’ve owned it in the garage. Now that I don’t have to move 2 cars to use it, I’m using it more than ever.

I know there are many ways to do this cut without a sled. This one is simple to use. I made it up as I went, and I can think of a few things I could have done if I had put more thought into this. I should have put another t track in the sled, parallel with and about 2” to the left of the blade, for another hold down clamp. A built in stop would work better than the way I clamp a board to the workbench on the outfeed side of the saw as a stop. I have a new tablesaw fence on order, what I build for this fence may not work on that, hence the board. The stop keeps the saw blade from exiting the back end of the jig. Also, I have the sawblade centered on the sled, maybe I should have more sled on the left side of the blade. This would have more space for workpiece and less for the off cut. Maybe even a ruler built into the fence.

It was simple to make, and so far, safe and accurate to use.

Just to see how it works I made a stand for my tablet.

-- My reality check bounced...

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#1 posted 03-29-2017 06:40 PM

Trust me, this is the most precise way. I use my more than miter saw. By the way, it looks nice too.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 03-29-2017 09:21 PM

Fantastic hairy. I like your stop block so you don’t go completely through. Your tablet holder looks like a winner.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#3 posted 03-29-2017 09:22 PM

Very interesting. Good job

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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#4 posted 03-30-2017 12:59 AM

Great job on this! I am looking over ideas for sleds right now and I appreciate you sharing.

-- My mantra: Stop fixing the blame and fix the problem.

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#5 posted 03-30-2017 02:58 AM

Nice work, made mine few months ago and use it all the time.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#6 posted 03-30-2017 05:59 AM

Nice work again hairy well done

Now I am expecting to see it at the daily top 3 very soon with the Surreptitious LJs plug !!

I am still looking for the medicine tablet holder

-- Regards Rob

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#7 posted 03-30-2017 12:01 PM

Agree with Ivan, once you’ve used sleds, you tend to rely less on miter saws, and it’s so much more repeatable with stop blocks.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#8 posted 03-30-2017 05:05 PM

You did a very good job, Hairy. It should work great and will be a nice addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#9 posted 03-31-2017 09:40 AM

Great work Hairy!!! Looks nice and accurate and safe to use.


-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#10 posted 04-07-2018 06:59 PM

Sorry to latch onto an old post but question from a newbie: I’ve seen crosscut sleds to do a 45 bevel cut that are flat like the one on this post which uses blade tilt and also sleds that are built with a 45 tilt to be used with a blade in normal upright position.

Is there a reason to use one vs the other or is this just a preference thing?

-- What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly. - Thomas Paine

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