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Tablesaw Cross Cut Sled

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Project by 18wheelznwood posted 04-10-2021 11:52 PM 927 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided to build a cross cut sled for my table saw. After watching numerous YouTube videos of crosscut sleds, I decided to build mine based on James King’s ultimate crosscut sled. It is a beast, 36” wide and 27” deep with aluminum miter bar sliders. It utilizes removable zero clearance insert plates, 4 in total, 1/8”, 1/4”, 1/2” and 3/4” for dado sets. A set of Powertec T tracks and fence cap, a couple of Rockler hold downs and top it off with a KatzMoses stop block and I’m in business. I squared the fence using the 5 cut method with the final results shown in the last photo. It works great so far. Used it to square off and do the crosscuts for another end grain cutting board that I’m making.





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Andybb

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#1 posted 04-11-2021 12:09 AM

Very nice job! I built a few like this one a few times over the years but they took up so much space I didn’t have a convenient place to put them so I always end up taking them apart and using the wood for other projects and jigs. :-)

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#2 posted 04-11-2021 01:36 AM

NICE!!!!! You will like the versatility of this jig.

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

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BurlyBob

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#3 posted 04-11-2021 03:49 AM

Damn that looks wonderful. I need to make one just like yours. You have certainly done it right!

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mtnwild

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#4 posted 04-11-2021 04:20 AM

Kind of know how you feel, not having to hit the road and stay home and do what you want …And get some regular sleep, for a change.

Jigs are a shops best friend, I’ve learned. Kind of dislike stopping to make them sometimes but they always pay for the time put in.

That’s a good one to have. Very useful. I just run out of places to put them all, and sometimes I forget what some of those old jigs were for.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#5 posted 04-11-2021 10:23 AM

Cool job 18w’... though you’ll probably need a few more ZCIs… miters, thin kerfs and many in between combinations your dado set will permit….

I’ve found that a changeable “skin” on the close fence also helps, however, may interfere with the stop block clearance.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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18wheelznwood

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#6 posted 04-11-2021 04:55 PM

Thanks for everyone’s kind words. The versatility of a crosscut sled is what led me to building one. The KatzMoses stop block is fully adjustable, so adding a skin to the fence is not a problem.

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