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#1 posted 08-25-2017 06:13 PM

Since you glued the inserts on your options are pretty limited. I would try a piece of sandpaper glued to the side of a block of wood so that you can run the block along the bottom face of the sled while sanding the edge of the insert. Go slow to avoid removing too much wood.

However, if you get the sled dialed in at the now higher humidity you will be facing the opposite problem when the runners dry out when the humidity goes back down. Then the fit in the miter slots will be too loose and the sled will not fit well. That is the nature of the beast when you choose to make table saw jigs with wooden runners.

You have a high quality saw. If it were up to me I would invest in a good set of commercial metal miter slot inserts. They work great. Most have adjustable bearing points so you can fine tune the fit to your saw’s miter slots. Well worth the investment, IMHO.

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