Tablesaw Crosscut Sled

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Project by ToddinNH posted 12-29-2013 05:26 PM 4813 views 28 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just built a new crosscut sled for the tablesaw. My design was inspired by the one that American Woodworker featured and also one that Marc at the Wood Whisperer made. I’m very happy with the end result. Using the 5-cut method I was able to dial it in to 0.001” over 18” which is pretty damn good.

I also made a SketchUp model of it if anyone is interested. That along with many more photos and step by step directions can be found on my website here:

This will come in handy for my upcoming chess board project :)

-- Todd, the Tool Man -

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#1 posted 12-29-2013 05:55 PM

Nice! Now all you need is a safety block or box to enclose the blade when it comes through the fence at the end of the cut. Your thumbs will thank you.


-- My table saw laughs at hot dogs.

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#2 posted 12-29-2013 06:12 PM

Not sure I’ll be installing a block. First it would make the sled too tall to fit under the table. Secondly, I’m very aware of the blade location at all times. There are sleds out there with the guard and plenty without. Certainly something to consider for those building their own…just not something I’ll be adding.

-- Todd, the Tool Man -

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#3 posted 12-29-2013 06:13 PM

Tried to read the article on the website, but an ad came up in front that I could not get to go away. Not the best website design…

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#4 posted 12-29-2013 06:55 PM

Sorry you had a bad experience Stoli. There are no takeover ads. There is a popup for our newsletter. However, you can close that window and it won’t come up again for another 30 days.

-- Todd, the Tool Man -

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#5 posted 12-29-2013 07:56 PM

great looking sled,been meaning to build another sled since i upgraded saws just haven’t yet.i have the same idea with the ttrack and stop block.i’m gonna check out your sketchup plan.thanks for sharing.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#6 posted 12-29-2013 10:29 PM

I need to build a sled bad.

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#7 posted 12-29-2013 10:33 PM

davidmackv. Why don’t you build a sled good? I know what you meant, and I’m right there with you. I’m in dire need of one myself.

-- Mistakes are what pave the road to perfection

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#8 posted 12-29-2013 10:41 PM

Nice sled Todd. Like David, I too need to build a sled.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Scott in Texas

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#9 posted 12-29-2013 10:44 PM


-- rob, ont,canada

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#10 posted 12-29-2013 11:43 PM

I guess since you all are going to build one, I probably need one for my saw too. I am going to take it one step further and add a shelving unit to mine to organize all the crap that gets stacked on top of my saw. HaHa. Nice job.

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#11 posted 12-30-2013 01:47 AM

Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#12 posted 12-30-2013 02:07 AM

nice sled Todd…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#13 posted 12-30-2013 03:42 AM

great looking sled. i’ve got to make one too!

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#14 posted 12-30-2013 05:45 AM

Great looking sled, they are worth the time to buld

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#15 posted 12-30-2013 06:36 PM

Nice sled, I would have used a hard wood for the sled runners. The veneer on the plywood runners will chip and break off even from a slight bump while placing the sled on the saw.

-- Art, Pittsburgh.

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