simple crosscut sled

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Project by Drew posted 01-18-2014 12:51 AM 3815 views 6 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a crosscut sled I made a few weeks ago.

I just wanted a simple zero clearance sled.
I make a lot of 24”square table tops so I made this sled large enough-and awkward enough-to accommodate that. I also made the sled 24” to the right side of the blade for easy measuring.

The sled is made from 1/2” plywood with some 3/16 masonite I had laying around for the zero clearance.

I don’t need any fancy stops or anything. Just a clamp and some scrap is all I needed.

Only took a couple of hours to make and has probably saved me that much time already. I’m not a big fan of sliding miter saws for accurate work….. don’t know why I waited so long to build this!!!


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#1 posted 01-18-2014 01:02 AM

Very nice – this is on my docket to make, hopefully soon.

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#2 posted 01-18-2014 02:35 AM

simple is best! – looks good

-- Greg Simon

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#3 posted 01-18-2014 02:35 AM

great sled!!

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#4 posted 01-18-2014 04:23 AM

nice sled…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#5 posted 01-18-2014 05:20 AM

great sled, been on my list to build one of these for several years! Might be the next project up!

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#6 posted 01-18-2014 11:17 PM

This is similar to the one I just built but yours looks nicer. Mine was built for an odd ball craftsman T shaped miter slot and I spent so much energy trying to get the T slots to work that I guess I was out of steam when it came to the actual sled part. LOL. Great sled !!!

-- Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. Thomas A. Edison

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#7 posted 11-20-2017 07:05 PM

Nice sled. What are the dimensions of your front and rear fences?

-- John - Huntington Beach, CA --- Growth occurs when we get out of our comfort zone.

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