45 degree table saw sled

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Project by DIYMontreal posted 09-29-2020 01:05 PM 1921 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cutting large panels on the table saw can be awkward, and sometimes downright dangerous if crosscutting against the fence. That’s where the crosscut sled comes in. Today I’m making a dedicated 45 degree table saw sled for bevel cuts, but the process is exactly the same as for a regular table saw sled.

The key to the success of the sled are perfectly adjusted runners and a dead accurate fence, both perfectly flat and perpendicular to the blade.

Typically woodworkers use 3/4 plywood as a table saw sled base, but I made mine a little different… using laminate for the base. Heresy? Or just plain brilliant?!? Be sure to watch the video and be the judge for yourself!

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-- DIY Montreal

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#1 posted 09-29-2020 02:17 PM

great idea i should do one myself,you can never have to many sleds….....right?

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 09-29-2020 05:45 PM

Built one for my shared wood shop
never again…..
sharing is not for this sled…
too many users who don’t appreciate it’s ease of use…
Nice job though…

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#3 posted 09-30-2020 12:16 AM

I like the idea of a sled for a single purpose as opposed to a “Multi”

Good presentation. Thanks for sharing.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#4 posted 09-30-2020 09:27 AM

I also build two. One for me one for brother in law. I used phenolic material 1/4” for the base so you and 45 much thicker material.

-- Petey

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#5 posted 10-02-2020 02:26 AM

Nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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