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CMS cross cut sled fast mount, easy to use.

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fast mount, easy to use.

Here a little idea I got the other day, to make my latest cross cut sled for the Festool CMS table more easy to use. Normally it was screwed in place, with two wing nuts, to secure the sled to the fence, but it meant that I found it time consuming to take it on and off, what lead to often not using it…

So I came up with this little mount, that simply clicks in place and where I don't need to fine adjust the fence to fit to the screws.

I have not made a blog on the cross cut sled, as this is quite basic and you will be able to find plenty of build plans for that, but I will go through it.


Here the sled, mounted on the CMS table, before I made the new mount.
A quite basic sled, that helps me prevent tear out, due to the fact, that the CMS has no zero clearance plate insert.
I have tried to keep it as light weight as possible, to make it easy to take on and off, but in my next version, I will keep the right side straight, so I can get a full runner there on the underside.


The construction is quite simple, a base plate, two fences and a runner, that runs in the groove between the CMS and the long arm for the CMS sled, but it would be even more accurate, if it got a runner on the right side also, following the edge of the table, on this one, it just have a small one at the end of the pointed corner.
The runner is made from IKEA cutting board.


Always happy when I get to the shop and find a letter from my daughter.
She writes.
Hey, passed buy with a school friend on a walk, he is a huge fan. Kisses Mathilde.


Back to the sled, here on the table, with simple C-clamp fence stop and held with wing nuts.
The red half circles are just for safety, to remind me where the blade goes and keep my fingers on each side.


This is the thing we will be making, a mount that simply fits into the T-track on top of the CMS fence.


Let's make the fast mount.
A piece of wood, here plywood gets a rabbet, that correspond to the one on the fence.


Like so.


Hardwood cut to size, made to fit into the rabbet and deep enough, to get well into the T-track.


Make sure you get a tight fit.


Do you get the picture?


We have a mount.


The hardwood is a wee lover, so when it's mounted in the rabbet, it will not touch the bottom of the T-track.


Cut to length.


Using the sled - smiles.


Now the mount can be attached to the fence.


Just screws.


Here we have it in place.


Underside.


Finally in place.


Ready to cut some wood and to be taken on and off in a second, I can already see, that I use it more, due to the fact, that it's not a screw on unit now.
(I must be lazy…).

Hope it can be to some inspiration, or a sled, now winter is up…
(MaFe, you got such a terrible sense of humour).

Best thoughts,

MaFe
Having the same issue.

I am getting no pics. Any Ideas?

Madts.

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CMS cross cut sled fast mount, easy to use.

Festool CMS cross cut sled
fast mount, easy to use.

Here a little idea I got the other day, to make my latest cross cut sled for the Festool CMS table more easy to use. Normally it was screwed in place, with two wing nuts, to secure the sled to the fence, but it meant that I found it time consuming to take it on and off, what lead to often not using it…

So I came up with this little mount, that simply clicks in place and where I don't need to fine adjust the fence to fit to the screws.

I have not made a blog on the cross cut sled, as this is quite basic and you will be able to find plenty of build plans for that, but I will go through it.


Here the sled, mounted on the CMS table, before I made the new mount.
A quite basic sled, that helps me prevent tear out, due to the fact, that the CMS has no zero clearance plate insert.
I have tried to keep it as light weight as possible, to make it easy to take on and off, but in my next version, I will keep the right side straight, so I can get a full runner there on the underside.


The construction is quite simple, a base plate, two fences and a runner, that runs in the groove between the CMS and the long arm for the CMS sled, but it would be even more accurate, if it got a runner on the right side also, following the edge of the table, on this one, it just have a small one at the end of the pointed corner.
The runner is made from IKEA cutting board.


Always happy when I get to the shop and find a letter from my daughter.
She writes.
Hey, passed buy with a school friend on a walk, he is a huge fan. Kisses Mathilde.


Back to the sled, here on the table, with simple C-clamp fence stop and held with wing nuts.
The red half circles are just for safety, to remind me where the blade goes and keep my fingers on each side.


This is the thing we will be making, a mount that simply fits into the T-track on top of the CMS fence.


Let's make the fast mount.
A piece of wood, here plywood gets a rabbet, that correspond to the one on the fence.


Like so.


Hardwood cut to size, made to fit into the rabbet and deep enough, to get well into the T-track.


Make sure you get a tight fit.


Do you get the picture?


We have a mount.


The hardwood is a wee lover, so when it's mounted in the rabbet, it will not touch the bottom of the T-track.


Cut to length.


Using the sled - smiles.


Now the mount can be attached to the fence.


Just screws.


Here we have it in place.


Underside.


Finally in place.


Ready to cut some wood and to be taken on and off in a second, I can already see, that I use it more, due to the fact, that it's not a screw on unit now.
(I must be lazy…).

Hope it can be to some inspiration, or a sled, now winter is up…
(MaFe, you got such a terrible sense of humour).

Best thoughts,

MaFe
Hi guys,
Don't understand the picture thing…, it works perfect here in Edge. Firefox and on my Samsung mobile phone.
I have written to Cricket again, to see if LJ can fix the problem.
Never had a problem before, doing things the way I have always done.
Best thoughts,
Mads
 

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CMS cross cut sled fast mount, easy to use.

Festool CMS cross cut sled
fast mount, easy to use.

Here a little idea I got the other day, to make my latest cross cut sled for the Festool CMS table more easy to use. Normally it was screwed in place, with two wing nuts, to secure the sled to the fence, but it meant that I found it time consuming to take it on and off, what lead to often not using it…

So I came up with this little mount, that simply clicks in place and where I don't need to fine adjust the fence to fit to the screws.

I have not made a blog on the cross cut sled, as this is quite basic and you will be able to find plenty of build plans for that, but I will go through it.


Here the sled, mounted on the CMS table, before I made the new mount.
A quite basic sled, that helps me prevent tear out, due to the fact, that the CMS has no zero clearance plate insert.
I have tried to keep it as light weight as possible, to make it easy to take on and off, but in my next version, I will keep the right side straight, so I can get a full runner there on the underside.


The construction is quite simple, a base plate, two fences and a runner, that runs in the groove between the CMS and the long arm for the CMS sled, but it would be even more accurate, if it got a runner on the right side also, following the edge of the table, on this one, it just have a small one at the end of the pointed corner.
The runner is made from IKEA cutting board.


Always happy when I get to the shop and find a letter from my daughter.
She writes.
Hey, passed buy with a school friend on a walk, he is a huge fan. Kisses Mathilde.


Back to the sled, here on the table, with simple C-clamp fence stop and held with wing nuts.
The red half circles are just for safety, to remind me where the blade goes and keep my fingers on each side.


This is the thing we will be making, a mount that simply fits into the T-track on top of the CMS fence.


Let's make the fast mount.
A piece of wood, here plywood gets a rabbet, that correspond to the one on the fence.


Like so.


Hardwood cut to size, made to fit into the rabbet and deep enough, to get well into the T-track.


Make sure you get a tight fit.


Do you get the picture?


We have a mount.


The hardwood is a wee lover, so when it's mounted in the rabbet, it will not touch the bottom of the T-track.


Cut to length.


Using the sled - smiles.


Now the mount can be attached to the fence.


Just screws.


Here we have it in place.


Underside.


Finally in place.


Ready to cut some wood and to be taken on and off in a second, I can already see, that I use it more, due to the fact, that it's not a screw on unit now.
(I must be lazy…).

Hope it can be to some inspiration, or a sled, now winter is up…
(MaFe, you got such a terrible sense of humour).

Best thoughts,

MaFe
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CMS cross cut sled fast mount, easy to use.

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fast mount, easy to use.

Here a little idea I got the other day, to make my latest cross cut sled for the Festool CMS table more easy to use. Normally it was screwed in place, with two wing nuts, to secure the sled to the fence, but it meant that I found it time consuming to take it on and off, what lead to often not using it…

So I came up with this little mount, that simply clicks in place and where I don't need to fine adjust the fence to fit to the screws.

I have not made a blog on the cross cut sled, as this is quite basic and you will be able to find plenty of build plans for that, but I will go through it.


Here the sled, mounted on the CMS table, before I made the new mount.
A quite basic sled, that helps me prevent tear out, due to the fact, that the CMS has no zero clearance plate insert.
I have tried to keep it as light weight as possible, to make it easy to take on and off, but in my next version, I will keep the right side straight, so I can get a full runner there on the underside.


The construction is quite simple, a base plate, two fences and a runner, that runs in the groove between the CMS and the long arm for the CMS sled, but it would be even more accurate, if it got a runner on the right side also, following the edge of the table, on this one, it just have a small one at the end of the pointed corner.
The runner is made from IKEA cutting board.


Always happy when I get to the shop and find a letter from my daughter.
She writes.
Hey, passed buy with a school friend on a walk, he is a huge fan. Kisses Mathilde.


Back to the sled, here on the table, with simple C-clamp fence stop and held with wing nuts.
The red half circles are just for safety, to remind me where the blade goes and keep my fingers on each side.


This is the thing we will be making, a mount that simply fits into the T-track on top of the CMS fence.


Let's make the fast mount.
A piece of wood, here plywood gets a rabbet, that correspond to the one on the fence.


Like so.


Hardwood cut to size, made to fit into the rabbet and deep enough, to get well into the T-track.


Make sure you get a tight fit.


Do you get the picture?


We have a mount.


The hardwood is a wee lover, so when it's mounted in the rabbet, it will not touch the bottom of the T-track.


Cut to length.


Using the sled - smiles.


Now the mount can be attached to the fence.


Just screws.


Here we have it in place.


Underside.


Finally in place.


Ready to cut some wood and to be taken on and off in a second, I can already see, that I use it more, due to the fact, that it's not a screw on unit now.
(I must be lazy…).

Hope it can be to some inspiration, or a sled, now winter is up…
(MaFe, you got such a terrible sense of humour).

Best thoughts,

MaFe
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CMS cross cut sled fast mount, easy to use.

Festool CMS cross cut sled
fast mount, easy to use.

Here a little idea I got the other day, to make my latest cross cut sled for the Festool CMS table more easy to use. Normally it was screwed in place, with two wing nuts, to secure the sled to the fence, but it meant that I found it time consuming to take it on and off, what lead to often not using it…

So I came up with this little mount, that simply clicks in place and where I don't need to fine adjust the fence to fit to the screws.

I have not made a blog on the cross cut sled, as this is quite basic and you will be able to find plenty of build plans for that, but I will go through it.


Here the sled, mounted on the CMS table, before I made the new mount.
A quite basic sled, that helps me prevent tear out, due to the fact, that the CMS has no zero clearance plate insert.
I have tried to keep it as light weight as possible, to make it easy to take on and off, but in my next version, I will keep the right side straight, so I can get a full runner there on the underside.


The construction is quite simple, a base plate, two fences and a runner, that runs in the groove between the CMS and the long arm for the CMS sled, but it would be even more accurate, if it got a runner on the right side also, following the edge of the table, on this one, it just have a small one at the end of the pointed corner.
The runner is made from IKEA cutting board.


Always happy when I get to the shop and find a letter from my daughter.
She writes.
Hey, passed buy with a school friend on a walk, he is a huge fan. Kisses Mathilde.


Back to the sled, here on the table, with simple C-clamp fence stop and held with wing nuts.
The red half circles are just for safety, to remind me where the blade goes and keep my fingers on each side.


This is the thing we will be making, a mount that simply fits into the T-track on top of the CMS fence.


Let's make the fast mount.
A piece of wood, here plywood gets a rabbet, that correspond to the one on the fence.


Like so.


Hardwood cut to size, made to fit into the rabbet and deep enough, to get well into the T-track.


Make sure you get a tight fit.


Do you get the picture?


We have a mount.


The hardwood is a wee lover, so when it's mounted in the rabbet, it will not touch the bottom of the T-track.


Cut to length.


Using the sled - smiles.


Now the mount can be attached to the fence.


Just screws.


Here we have it in place.


Underside.


Finally in place.


Ready to cut some wood and to be taken on and off in a second, I can already see, that I use it more, due to the fact, that it's not a screw on unit now.
(I must be lazy…).

Hope it can be to some inspiration, or a sled, now winter is up…
(MaFe, you got such a terrible sense of humour).

Best thoughts,

MaFe
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CMS cross cut sled fast mount, easy to use.

Festool CMS cross cut sled
fast mount, easy to use.

Here a little idea I got the other day, to make my latest cross cut sled for the Festool CMS table more easy to use. Normally it was screwed in place, with two wing nuts, to secure the sled to the fence, but it meant that I found it time consuming to take it on and off, what lead to often not using it…

So I came up with this little mount, that simply clicks in place and where I don't need to fine adjust the fence to fit to the screws.

I have not made a blog on the cross cut sled, as this is quite basic and you will be able to find plenty of build plans for that, but I will go through it.


Here the sled, mounted on the CMS table, before I made the new mount.
A quite basic sled, that helps me prevent tear out, due to the fact, that the CMS has no zero clearance plate insert.
I have tried to keep it as light weight as possible, to make it easy to take on and off, but in my next version, I will keep the right side straight, so I can get a full runner there on the underside.


The construction is quite simple, a base plate, two fences and a runner, that runs in the groove between the CMS and the long arm for the CMS sled, but it would be even more accurate, if it got a runner on the right side also, following the edge of the table, on this one, it just have a small one at the end of the pointed corner.
The runner is made from IKEA cutting board.


Always happy when I get to the shop and find a letter from my daughter.
She writes.
Hey, passed buy with a school friend on a walk, he is a huge fan. Kisses Mathilde.


Back to the sled, here on the table, with simple C-clamp fence stop and held with wing nuts.
The red half circles are just for safety, to remind me where the blade goes and keep my fingers on each side.


This is the thing we will be making, a mount that simply fits into the T-track on top of the CMS fence.


Let's make the fast mount.
A piece of wood, here plywood gets a rabbet, that correspond to the one on the fence.


Like so.


Hardwood cut to size, made to fit into the rabbet and deep enough, to get well into the T-track.


Make sure you get a tight fit.


Do you get the picture?


We have a mount.


The hardwood is a wee lover, so when it's mounted in the rabbet, it will not touch the bottom of the T-track.


Cut to length.


Using the sled - smiles.


Now the mount can be attached to the fence.


Just screws.


Here we have it in place.


Underside.


Finally in place.


Ready to cut some wood and to be taken on and off in a second, I can already see, that I use it more, due to the fact, that it's not a screw on unit now.
(I must be lazy…).

Hope it can be to some inspiration, or a sled, now winter is up…
(MaFe, you got such a terrible sense of humour).

Best thoughts,

MaFe
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CMS cross cut sled fast mount, easy to use.

Festool CMS cross cut sled
fast mount, easy to use.

Here a little idea I got the other day, to make my latest cross cut sled for the Festool CMS table more easy to use. Normally it was screwed in place, with two wing nuts, to secure the sled to the fence, but it meant that I found it time consuming to take it on and off, what lead to often not using it…

So I came up with this little mount, that simply clicks in place and where I don't need to fine adjust the fence to fit to the screws.

I have not made a blog on the cross cut sled, as this is quite basic and you will be able to find plenty of build plans for that, but I will go through it.


Here the sled, mounted on the CMS table, before I made the new mount.
A quite basic sled, that helps me prevent tear out, due to the fact, that the CMS has no zero clearance plate insert.
I have tried to keep it as light weight as possible, to make it easy to take on and off, but in my next version, I will keep the right side straight, so I can get a full runner there on the underside.


The construction is quite simple, a base plate, two fences and a runner, that runs in the groove between the CMS and the long arm for the CMS sled, but it would be even more accurate, if it got a runner on the right side also, following the edge of the table, on this one, it just have a small one at the end of the pointed corner.
The runner is made from IKEA cutting board.


Always happy when I get to the shop and find a letter from my daughter.
She writes.
Hey, passed buy with a school friend on a walk, he is a huge fan. Kisses Mathilde.


Back to the sled, here on the table, with simple C-clamp fence stop and held with wing nuts.
The red half circles are just for safety, to remind me where the blade goes and keep my fingers on each side.


This is the thing we will be making, a mount that simply fits into the T-track on top of the CMS fence.


Let's make the fast mount.
A piece of wood, here plywood gets a rabbet, that correspond to the one on the fence.


Like so.


Hardwood cut to size, made to fit into the rabbet and deep enough, to get well into the T-track.


Make sure you get a tight fit.


Do you get the picture?


We have a mount.


The hardwood is a wee lover, so when it's mounted in the rabbet, it will not touch the bottom of the T-track.


Cut to length.


Using the sled - smiles.


Now the mount can be attached to the fence.


Just screws.


Here we have it in place.


Underside.


Finally in place.


Ready to cut some wood and to be taken on and off in a second, I can already see, that I use it more, due to the fact, that it's not a screw on unit now.
(I must be lazy…).

Hope it can be to some inspiration, or a sled, now winter is up…
(MaFe, you got such a terrible sense of humour).

Best thoughts,

MaFe
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CMS cross cut sled fast mount, easy to use.

Festool CMS cross cut sled
fast mount, easy to use.

Here a little idea I got the other day, to make my latest cross cut sled for the Festool CMS table more easy to use. Normally it was screwed in place, with two wing nuts, to secure the sled to the fence, but it meant that I found it time consuming to take it on and off, what lead to often not using it…

So I came up with this little mount, that simply clicks in place and where I don't need to fine adjust the fence to fit to the screws.

I have not made a blog on the cross cut sled, as this is quite basic and you will be able to find plenty of build plans for that, but I will go through it.


Here the sled, mounted on the CMS table, before I made the new mount.
A quite basic sled, that helps me prevent tear out, due to the fact, that the CMS has no zero clearance plate insert.
I have tried to keep it as light weight as possible, to make it easy to take on and off, but in my next version, I will keep the right side straight, so I can get a full runner there on the underside.


The construction is quite simple, a base plate, two fences and a runner, that runs in the groove between the CMS and the long arm for the CMS sled, but it would be even more accurate, if it got a runner on the right side also, following the edge of the table, on this one, it just have a small one at the end of the pointed corner.
The runner is made from IKEA cutting board.


Always happy when I get to the shop and find a letter from my daughter.
She writes.
Hey, passed buy with a school friend on a walk, he is a huge fan. Kisses Mathilde.


Back to the sled, here on the table, with simple C-clamp fence stop and held with wing nuts.
The red half circles are just for safety, to remind me where the blade goes and keep my fingers on each side.


This is the thing we will be making, a mount that simply fits into the T-track on top of the CMS fence.


Let's make the fast mount.
A piece of wood, here plywood gets a rabbet, that correspond to the one on the fence.


Like so.


Hardwood cut to size, made to fit into the rabbet and deep enough, to get well into the T-track.


Make sure you get a tight fit.


Do you get the picture?


We have a mount.


The hardwood is a wee lover, so when it's mounted in the rabbet, it will not touch the bottom of the T-track.


Cut to length.


Using the sled - smiles.


Now the mount can be attached to the fence.


Just screws.


Here we have it in place.


Underside.


Finally in place.


Ready to cut some wood and to be taken on and off in a second, I can already see, that I use it more, due to the fact, that it's not a screw on unit now.
(I must be lazy…).

Hope it can be to some inspiration, or a sled, now winter is up…
(MaFe, you got such a terrible sense of humour).

Best thoughts,

MaFe
Yes image is perfect Cricket, I'm hungry now.
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Can you guys who have problems viewing, see this picture of a cross cut sled here:
 

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CMS cross cut sled fast mount, easy to use.

Festool CMS cross cut sled
fast mount, easy to use.

Here a little idea I got the other day, to make my latest cross cut sled for the Festool CMS table more easy to use. Normally it was screwed in place, with two wing nuts, to secure the sled to the fence, but it meant that I found it time consuming to take it on and off, what lead to often not using it…

So I came up with this little mount, that simply clicks in place and where I don't need to fine adjust the fence to fit to the screws.

I have not made a blog on the cross cut sled, as this is quite basic and you will be able to find plenty of build plans for that, but I will go through it.


Here the sled, mounted on the CMS table, before I made the new mount.
A quite basic sled, that helps me prevent tear out, due to the fact, that the CMS has no zero clearance plate insert.
I have tried to keep it as light weight as possible, to make it easy to take on and off, but in my next version, I will keep the right side straight, so I can get a full runner there on the underside.


The construction is quite simple, a base plate, two fences and a runner, that runs in the groove between the CMS and the long arm for the CMS sled, but it would be even more accurate, if it got a runner on the right side also, following the edge of the table, on this one, it just have a small one at the end of the pointed corner.
The runner is made from IKEA cutting board.


Always happy when I get to the shop and find a letter from my daughter.
She writes.
Hey, passed buy with a school friend on a walk, he is a huge fan. Kisses Mathilde.


Back to the sled, here on the table, with simple C-clamp fence stop and held with wing nuts.
The red half circles are just for safety, to remind me where the blade goes and keep my fingers on each side.


This is the thing we will be making, a mount that simply fits into the T-track on top of the CMS fence.


Let's make the fast mount.
A piece of wood, here plywood gets a rabbet, that correspond to the one on the fence.


Like so.


Hardwood cut to size, made to fit into the rabbet and deep enough, to get well into the T-track.


Make sure you get a tight fit.


Do you get the picture?


We have a mount.


The hardwood is a wee lover, so when it's mounted in the rabbet, it will not touch the bottom of the T-track.


Cut to length.


Using the sled - smiles.


Now the mount can be attached to the fence.


Just screws.


Here we have it in place.


Underside.


Finally in place.


Ready to cut some wood and to be taken on and off in a second, I can already see, that I use it more, due to the fact, that it's not a screw on unit now.
(I must be lazy…).

Hope it can be to some inspiration, or a sled, now winter is up…
(MaFe, you got such a terrible sense of humour).

Best thoughts,

MaFe
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CMS cross cut sled fast mount, easy to use.

Festool CMS cross cut sled
fast mount, easy to use.

Here a little idea I got the other day, to make my latest cross cut sled for the Festool CMS table more easy to use. Normally it was screwed in place, with two wing nuts, to secure the sled to the fence, but it meant that I found it time consuming to take it on and off, what lead to often not using it…

So I came up with this little mount, that simply clicks in place and where I don't need to fine adjust the fence to fit to the screws.

I have not made a blog on the cross cut sled, as this is quite basic and you will be able to find plenty of build plans for that, but I will go through it.


Here the sled, mounted on the CMS table, before I made the new mount.
A quite basic sled, that helps me prevent tear out, due to the fact, that the CMS has no zero clearance plate insert.
I have tried to keep it as light weight as possible, to make it easy to take on and off, but in my next version, I will keep the right side straight, so I can get a full runner there on the underside.


The construction is quite simple, a base plate, two fences and a runner, that runs in the groove between the CMS and the long arm for the CMS sled, but it would be even more accurate, if it got a runner on the right side also, following the edge of the table, on this one, it just have a small one at the end of the pointed corner.
The runner is made from IKEA cutting board.


Always happy when I get to the shop and find a letter from my daughter.
She writes.
Hey, passed buy with a school friend on a walk, he is a huge fan. Kisses Mathilde.


Back to the sled, here on the table, with simple C-clamp fence stop and held with wing nuts.
The red half circles are just for safety, to remind me where the blade goes and keep my fingers on each side.


This is the thing we will be making, a mount that simply fits into the T-track on top of the CMS fence.


Let's make the fast mount.
A piece of wood, here plywood gets a rabbet, that correspond to the one on the fence.


Like so.


Hardwood cut to size, made to fit into the rabbet and deep enough, to get well into the T-track.


Make sure you get a tight fit.


Do you get the picture?


We have a mount.


The hardwood is a wee lover, so when it's mounted in the rabbet, it will not touch the bottom of the T-track.


Cut to length.


Using the sled - smiles.


Now the mount can be attached to the fence.


Just screws.


Here we have it in place.


Underside.


Finally in place.


Ready to cut some wood and to be taken on and off in a second, I can already see, that I use it more, due to the fact, that it's not a screw on unit now.
(I must be lazy…).

Hope it can be to some inspiration, or a sled, now winter is up…
(MaFe, you got such a terrible sense of humour).

Best thoughts,

MaFe
Cricket, I can see that my browser says it's a not safe connection, when I see my blog, where other blogs don't say that… So I can suspect, that it has something to do with the fact that I store my pictures in the cloud and put them as links, instead of uploading them. This has not been a problem before, so strange why it starts to do that.
Best thoughts,
Mads
 

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CMS cross cut sled fast mount, easy to use.

Festool CMS cross cut sled
fast mount, easy to use.

Here a little idea I got the other day, to make my latest cross cut sled for the Festool CMS table more easy to use. Normally it was screwed in place, with two wing nuts, to secure the sled to the fence, but it meant that I found it time consuming to take it on and off, what lead to often not using it…

So I came up with this little mount, that simply clicks in place and where I don't need to fine adjust the fence to fit to the screws.

I have not made a blog on the cross cut sled, as this is quite basic and you will be able to find plenty of build plans for that, but I will go through it.


Here the sled, mounted on the CMS table, before I made the new mount.
A quite basic sled, that helps me prevent tear out, due to the fact, that the CMS has no zero clearance plate insert.
I have tried to keep it as light weight as possible, to make it easy to take on and off, but in my next version, I will keep the right side straight, so I can get a full runner there on the underside.


The construction is quite simple, a base plate, two fences and a runner, that runs in the groove between the CMS and the long arm for the CMS sled, but it would be even more accurate, if it got a runner on the right side also, following the edge of the table, on this one, it just have a small one at the end of the pointed corner.
The runner is made from IKEA cutting board.


Always happy when I get to the shop and find a letter from my daughter.
She writes.
Hey, passed buy with a school friend on a walk, he is a huge fan. Kisses Mathilde.


Back to the sled, here on the table, with simple C-clamp fence stop and held with wing nuts.
The red half circles are just for safety, to remind me where the blade goes and keep my fingers on each side.


This is the thing we will be making, a mount that simply fits into the T-track on top of the CMS fence.


Let's make the fast mount.
A piece of wood, here plywood gets a rabbet, that correspond to the one on the fence.


Like so.


Hardwood cut to size, made to fit into the rabbet and deep enough, to get well into the T-track.


Make sure you get a tight fit.


Do you get the picture?


We have a mount.


The hardwood is a wee lover, so when it's mounted in the rabbet, it will not touch the bottom of the T-track.


Cut to length.


Using the sled - smiles.


Now the mount can be attached to the fence.


Just screws.


Here we have it in place.


Underside.


Finally in place.


Ready to cut some wood and to be taken on and off in a second, I can already see, that I use it more, due to the fact, that it's not a screw on unit now.
(I must be lazy…).

Hope it can be to some inspiration, or a sled, now winter is up…
(MaFe, you got such a terrible sense of humour).

Best thoughts,

MaFe
Dear Mads,

this is Jasper from Germany, well north Germany (det mange nord at jeg laerte lidt dansk i skole) speaking. I hope that made at least a little sense in any way ;)
I came across this wonderful site years ago and always come back mainly because of you and the lovely work you share.
This is my very first post here and I really should write some kind words about how inspiring, entertaining and stunning your blog posts are, what a big treasure this community is and how amazed I still am about how many nice individual just share their knowledge and experience here just from joy.

But the real reason I am writing is that I might be able to help with the picture issue:
You implement image sources from a non SSL/TLS encrypted source (your private homepage) to an encrypted site (lumberjocks.com). I am not a real pro in this topic but I assume that this could be considered to be some kind of "security issue" and some Browsers would be more uptight about this than others.

Best wishes and regards,
Jasper

EDIT: Cricket's image in comparison, is hosted by amazon/AWS and encrypted. Web encryption by the way is always a good idea and certificates don't have to cost money: https://letsencrypt.org/
Maybe your webspace provider offers it without any hassle?
 

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CMS cross cut sled fast mount, easy to use.

Festool CMS cross cut sled
fast mount, easy to use.

Here a little idea I got the other day, to make my latest cross cut sled for the Festool CMS table more easy to use. Normally it was screwed in place, with two wing nuts, to secure the sled to the fence, but it meant that I found it time consuming to take it on and off, what lead to often not using it…

So I came up with this little mount, that simply clicks in place and where I don't need to fine adjust the fence to fit to the screws.

I have not made a blog on the cross cut sled, as this is quite basic and you will be able to find plenty of build plans for that, but I will go through it.


Here the sled, mounted on the CMS table, before I made the new mount.
A quite basic sled, that helps me prevent tear out, due to the fact, that the CMS has no zero clearance plate insert.
I have tried to keep it as light weight as possible, to make it easy to take on and off, but in my next version, I will keep the right side straight, so I can get a full runner there on the underside.


The construction is quite simple, a base plate, two fences and a runner, that runs in the groove between the CMS and the long arm for the CMS sled, but it would be even more accurate, if it got a runner on the right side also, following the edge of the table, on this one, it just have a small one at the end of the pointed corner.
The runner is made from IKEA cutting board.


Always happy when I get to the shop and find a letter from my daughter.
She writes.
Hey, passed buy with a school friend on a walk, he is a huge fan. Kisses Mathilde.


Back to the sled, here on the table, with simple C-clamp fence stop and held with wing nuts.
The red half circles are just for safety, to remind me where the blade goes and keep my fingers on each side.


This is the thing we will be making, a mount that simply fits into the T-track on top of the CMS fence.


Let's make the fast mount.
A piece of wood, here plywood gets a rabbet, that correspond to the one on the fence.


Like so.


Hardwood cut to size, made to fit into the rabbet and deep enough, to get well into the T-track.


Make sure you get a tight fit.


Do you get the picture?


We have a mount.


The hardwood is a wee lover, so when it's mounted in the rabbet, it will not touch the bottom of the T-track.


Cut to length.


Using the sled - smiles.


Now the mount can be attached to the fence.


Just screws.


Here we have it in place.


Underside.


Finally in place.


Ready to cut some wood and to be taken on and off in a second, I can already see, that I use it more, due to the fact, that it's not a screw on unit now.
(I must be lazy…).

Hope it can be to some inspiration, or a sled, now winter is up…
(MaFe, you got such a terrible sense of humour).

Best thoughts,

MaFe
Appendix: After some cross-browser checking I can confirm that the issue is caused by the inclusion of non-SSL/TLS content to an SSL/TLS encrypted site. Different browsers on different version numbers on different operating systems behave differently and sometimes very unpredictable. :( That would explain why it came out of a sudden. discovered this image issue myself on Chrome Browser since… maye one or two months?

Well the good thing is that some browsers are telling more about their sorrows than others and my Firefox explains it pretty straigtforward:
"The connection to this website is not fully secure because it contains unencrypted elements (such as images)."
 

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CMS cross cut sled fast mount, easy to use.

Festool CMS cross cut sled
fast mount, easy to use.

Here a little idea I got the other day, to make my latest cross cut sled for the Festool CMS table more easy to use. Normally it was screwed in place, with two wing nuts, to secure the sled to the fence, but it meant that I found it time consuming to take it on and off, what lead to often not using it…

So I came up with this little mount, that simply clicks in place and where I don't need to fine adjust the fence to fit to the screws.

I have not made a blog on the cross cut sled, as this is quite basic and you will be able to find plenty of build plans for that, but I will go through it.


Here the sled, mounted on the CMS table, before I made the new mount.
A quite basic sled, that helps me prevent tear out, due to the fact, that the CMS has no zero clearance plate insert.
I have tried to keep it as light weight as possible, to make it easy to take on and off, but in my next version, I will keep the right side straight, so I can get a full runner there on the underside.


The construction is quite simple, a base plate, two fences and a runner, that runs in the groove between the CMS and the long arm for the CMS sled, but it would be even more accurate, if it got a runner on the right side also, following the edge of the table, on this one, it just have a small one at the end of the pointed corner.
The runner is made from IKEA cutting board.


Always happy when I get to the shop and find a letter from my daughter.
She writes.
Hey, passed buy with a school friend on a walk, he is a huge fan. Kisses Mathilde.


Back to the sled, here on the table, with simple C-clamp fence stop and held with wing nuts.
The red half circles are just for safety, to remind me where the blade goes and keep my fingers on each side.


This is the thing we will be making, a mount that simply fits into the T-track on top of the CMS fence.


Let's make the fast mount.
A piece of wood, here plywood gets a rabbet, that correspond to the one on the fence.


Like so.


Hardwood cut to size, made to fit into the rabbet and deep enough, to get well into the T-track.


Make sure you get a tight fit.


Do you get the picture?


We have a mount.


The hardwood is a wee lover, so when it's mounted in the rabbet, it will not touch the bottom of the T-track.


Cut to length.


Using the sled - smiles.


Now the mount can be attached to the fence.


Just screws.


Here we have it in place.


Underside.


Finally in place.


Ready to cut some wood and to be taken on and off in a second, I can already see, that I use it more, due to the fact, that it's not a screw on unit now.
(I must be lazy…).

Hope it can be to some inspiration, or a sled, now winter is up…
(MaFe, you got such a terrible sense of humour).

Best thoughts,

MaFe
Hi Jasper,
Du skriver fint Dansk. Smiles.
Congrats on the first post, proud it was for me.
Yes LJ is a wonderful place, where so much is shared, just out of kindness for others and I personally finds great joy in this and have learned a lot of my skills here.
Honestly I know little about internet and SSL/TLS encrypted source… but I will try and write the supplier I use, to see if they can make it secure, so everyone can see the pictures again. They put my stuff on a new server just recently, guess this must be where the troubles started… Thank you so much for trying to help, it is really kind of you, I were about to give up as my own and LJ's tech knolage seemed to do no good… I were actually thinking of starting my own site, now I can spend my time playing with wood.
I have several blogs I would like to post, so hope the problem gets solved.
Thank you a lot for those kind words, they really touched me deep.
Best of my thoughts and hopes for you,
Mads
 

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Adaptor, for Makita 18V circular saw on Festool rails._

Rail / track saw adaptor, for circular saw
Makita DSS501 LXT 18 V with my Festool rails.

UPDATE, a new version with zero clearance can be found here: https://www.lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/131924

I simply love the little Makita 18V saw, it is a gem and a joy to work with.
But once in a while, I would have loved it was a rail saw, so I decided to make it into one, by making an adaptor.

This is not a full build, just an inspiration tour, for others to use.


The saw connected to the rail with new adaptor.
It runs on the back of the rail, so I don't use the zero clearence strip, as it is set for my Festool saws.
All it does is to keep the saw on track.


From the side.
No I don't saw into the table… Laugh.


This is my 18V Makita saw, this model don't have a track adaptor and only one slot for a fence.


First up is to make a slider for the rails.
I mark up the slots and make rabbets.


Like this.


Sliding on the track.


Next up, I just bend two metal brackets (IKEA closet left over).
In this end, to old the saw base into the fence.


In other end to be attached to the saws front, onto the knob for the side fence.


The cut outs on the rail adaptor is for the motor to be able to get fully down and in the back for the locking lever.


Underside.


Had to k´make an extender washer. Out of some tubing.


Here with side fence.


The extender.


Spring fits inside.


Screwed onto the adaptor.


Also made a little extra thingy.
This is a wing nut.

Underside a flat head bolt.


Bolt head.


Sticking up, so it can catch the track.


Like this.


When tightened loosely, it holds the saw on the track.


So you will be able to lift saw and track in one move.

Hope it can be to some inspiration, or keep you on track…

Best thoughts,

MaFe
 

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Adaptor, for Makita 18V circular saw on Festool rails._

Rail / track saw adaptor, for circular saw
Makita DSS501 LXT 18 V with my Festool rails.

UPDATE, a new version with zero clearance can be found here: https://www.lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/131924

I simply love the little Makita 18V saw, it is a gem and a joy to work with.
But once in a while, I would have loved it was a rail saw, so I decided to make it into one, by making an adaptor.

This is not a full build, just an inspiration tour, for others to use.


The saw connected to the rail with new adaptor.
It runs on the back of the rail, so I don't use the zero clearence strip, as it is set for my Festool saws.
All it does is to keep the saw on track.


From the side.
No I don't saw into the table… Laugh.


This is my 18V Makita saw, this model don't have a track adaptor and only one slot for a fence.


First up is to make a slider for the rails.
I mark up the slots and make rabbets.


Like this.


Sliding on the track.


Next up, I just bend two metal brackets (IKEA closet left over).
In this end, to old the saw base into the fence.


In other end to be attached to the saws front, onto the knob for the side fence.


The cut outs on the rail adaptor is for the motor to be able to get fully down and in the back for the locking lever.


Underside.


Had to k´make an extender washer. Out of some tubing.


Here with side fence.


The extender.


Spring fits inside.


Screwed onto the adaptor.


Also made a little extra thingy.
This is a wing nut.

Underside a flat head bolt.


Bolt head.


Sticking up, so it can catch the track.


Like this.


When tightened loosely, it holds the saw on the track.


So you will be able to lift saw and track in one move.

Hope it can be to some inspiration, or keep you on track…

Best thoughts,

MaFe
Sorry if some of you can't see the pictures try different browser or allow non secure pictures.
I have asked my server provider, to look into it now.
Best thoughts,
Mads
 

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Adaptor, for Makita 18V circular saw on Festool rails._

Rail / track saw adaptor, for circular saw
Makita DSS501 LXT 18 V with my Festool rails.

UPDATE, a new version with zero clearance can be found here: https://www.lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/131924

I simply love the little Makita 18V saw, it is a gem and a joy to work with.
But once in a while, I would have loved it was a rail saw, so I decided to make it into one, by making an adaptor.

This is not a full build, just an inspiration tour, for others to use.


The saw connected to the rail with new adaptor.
It runs on the back of the rail, so I don't use the zero clearence strip, as it is set for my Festool saws.
All it does is to keep the saw on track.


From the side.
No I don't saw into the table… Laugh.


This is my 18V Makita saw, this model don't have a track adaptor and only one slot for a fence.


First up is to make a slider for the rails.
I mark up the slots and make rabbets.


Like this.


Sliding on the track.


Next up, I just bend two metal brackets (IKEA closet left over).
In this end, to old the saw base into the fence.


In other end to be attached to the saws front, onto the knob for the side fence.


The cut outs on the rail adaptor is for the motor to be able to get fully down and in the back for the locking lever.


Underside.


Had to k´make an extender washer. Out of some tubing.


Here with side fence.


The extender.


Spring fits inside.


Screwed onto the adaptor.


Also made a little extra thingy.
This is a wing nut.

Underside a flat head bolt.


Bolt head.


Sticking up, so it can catch the track.


Like this.


When tightened loosely, it holds the saw on the track.


So you will be able to lift saw and track in one move.

Hope it can be to some inspiration, or keep you on track…

Best thoughts,

MaFe
Really cool build, Mads! Thanks for sharing.

Funny thing about the images. The email notification of your post shows where the images should be-
Google chrome doesn't display them but Firefox and others do. When I copied and pasted the email notification image link, I could see each one using Google chrome.

Stay safe and well my friend.

Lew
 

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Adaptor, for Makita 18V circular saw on Festool rails._

Rail / track saw adaptor, for circular saw
Makita DSS501 LXT 18 V with my Festool rails.

UPDATE, a new version with zero clearance can be found here: https://www.lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/131924

I simply love the little Makita 18V saw, it is a gem and a joy to work with.
But once in a while, I would have loved it was a rail saw, so I decided to make it into one, by making an adaptor.

This is not a full build, just an inspiration tour, for others to use.


The saw connected to the rail with new adaptor.
It runs on the back of the rail, so I don't use the zero clearence strip, as it is set for my Festool saws.
All it does is to keep the saw on track.


From the side.
No I don't saw into the table… Laugh.


This is my 18V Makita saw, this model don't have a track adaptor and only one slot for a fence.


First up is to make a slider for the rails.
I mark up the slots and make rabbets.


Like this.


Sliding on the track.


Next up, I just bend two metal brackets (IKEA closet left over).
In this end, to old the saw base into the fence.


In other end to be attached to the saws front, onto the knob for the side fence.


The cut outs on the rail adaptor is for the motor to be able to get fully down and in the back for the locking lever.


Underside.


Had to k´make an extender washer. Out of some tubing.


Here with side fence.


The extender.


Spring fits inside.


Screwed onto the adaptor.


Also made a little extra thingy.
This is a wing nut.

Underside a flat head bolt.


Bolt head.


Sticking up, so it can catch the track.


Like this.


When tightened loosely, it holds the saw on the track.


So you will be able to lift saw and track in one move.

Hope it can be to some inspiration, or keep you on track…

Best thoughts,

MaFe
I believe the problem is that the images are http, and chrome won't mix secure and insecure data on a web page. If you make the images available via https, they should work correctly (I'm just guessing, but my guess fits the symptoms I can see from here on my iPad).
 

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Adaptor, for Makita 18V circular saw on Festool rails._

Rail / track saw adaptor, for circular saw
Makita DSS501 LXT 18 V with my Festool rails.

UPDATE, a new version with zero clearance can be found here: https://www.lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/131924

I simply love the little Makita 18V saw, it is a gem and a joy to work with.
But once in a while, I would have loved it was a rail saw, so I decided to make it into one, by making an adaptor.

This is not a full build, just an inspiration tour, for others to use.


The saw connected to the rail with new adaptor.
It runs on the back of the rail, so I don't use the zero clearence strip, as it is set for my Festool saws.
All it does is to keep the saw on track.


From the side.
No I don't saw into the table… Laugh.


This is my 18V Makita saw, this model don't have a track adaptor and only one slot for a fence.


First up is to make a slider for the rails.
I mark up the slots and make rabbets.


Like this.


Sliding on the track.


Next up, I just bend two metal brackets (IKEA closet left over).
In this end, to old the saw base into the fence.


In other end to be attached to the saws front, onto the knob for the side fence.


The cut outs on the rail adaptor is for the motor to be able to get fully down and in the back for the locking lever.


Underside.


Had to k´make an extender washer. Out of some tubing.


Here with side fence.


The extender.


Spring fits inside.


Screwed onto the adaptor.


Also made a little extra thingy.
This is a wing nut.

Underside a flat head bolt.


Bolt head.


Sticking up, so it can catch the track.


Like this.


When tightened loosely, it holds the saw on the track.


So you will be able to lift saw and track in one move.

Hope it can be to some inspiration, or keep you on track…

Best thoughts,

MaFe
Very cool Mads
 

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Adaptor, for Makita 18V circular saw on Festool rails._

Rail / track saw adaptor, for circular saw
Makita DSS501 LXT 18 V with my Festool rails.

UPDATE, a new version with zero clearance can be found here: https://www.lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/131924

I simply love the little Makita 18V saw, it is a gem and a joy to work with.
But once in a while, I would have loved it was a rail saw, so I decided to make it into one, by making an adaptor.

This is not a full build, just an inspiration tour, for others to use.


The saw connected to the rail with new adaptor.
It runs on the back of the rail, so I don't use the zero clearence strip, as it is set for my Festool saws.
All it does is to keep the saw on track.


From the side.
No I don't saw into the table… Laugh.


This is my 18V Makita saw, this model don't have a track adaptor and only one slot for a fence.


First up is to make a slider for the rails.
I mark up the slots and make rabbets.


Like this.


Sliding on the track.


Next up, I just bend two metal brackets (IKEA closet left over).
In this end, to old the saw base into the fence.


In other end to be attached to the saws front, onto the knob for the side fence.


The cut outs on the rail adaptor is for the motor to be able to get fully down and in the back for the locking lever.


Underside.


Had to k´make an extender washer. Out of some tubing.


Here with side fence.


The extender.


Spring fits inside.


Screwed onto the adaptor.


Also made a little extra thingy.
This is a wing nut.

Underside a flat head bolt.


Bolt head.


Sticking up, so it can catch the track.


Like this.


When tightened loosely, it holds the saw on the track.


So you will be able to lift saw and track in one move.

Hope it can be to some inspiration, or keep you on track…

Best thoughts,

MaFe
At first I thought this was a complex build but it is rather unique. I have a small cordless saw too and this can be handy for certain things. I like it and it's on my list.
 

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Adaptor, for Makita 18V circular saw on Festool rails._

Rail / track saw adaptor, for circular saw
Makita DSS501 LXT 18 V with my Festool rails.

UPDATE, a new version with zero clearance can be found here: https://www.lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/131924

I simply love the little Makita 18V saw, it is a gem and a joy to work with.
But once in a while, I would have loved it was a rail saw, so I decided to make it into one, by making an adaptor.

This is not a full build, just an inspiration tour, for others to use.


The saw connected to the rail with new adaptor.
It runs on the back of the rail, so I don't use the zero clearence strip, as it is set for my Festool saws.
All it does is to keep the saw on track.


From the side.
No I don't saw into the table… Laugh.


This is my 18V Makita saw, this model don't have a track adaptor and only one slot for a fence.


First up is to make a slider for the rails.
I mark up the slots and make rabbets.


Like this.


Sliding on the track.


Next up, I just bend two metal brackets (IKEA closet left over).
In this end, to old the saw base into the fence.


In other end to be attached to the saws front, onto the knob for the side fence.


The cut outs on the rail adaptor is for the motor to be able to get fully down and in the back for the locking lever.


Underside.


Had to k´make an extender washer. Out of some tubing.


Here with side fence.


The extender.


Spring fits inside.


Screwed onto the adaptor.


Also made a little extra thingy.
This is a wing nut.

Underside a flat head bolt.


Bolt head.


Sticking up, so it can catch the track.


Like this.


When tightened loosely, it holds the saw on the track.


So you will be able to lift saw and track in one move.

Hope it can be to some inspiration, or keep you on track…

Best thoughts,

MaFe
Hi guys,
Lew, yes it's browser specific and seems to depend on if they allow my servers pictures, have written my host and awaits answers.
Dave, Yes my host need to make the connection to a specific encryption, I have asked for this.
Iceman, smiles, love that name, thanks.
doubleDD, You are right this is not complex at all, it can be made for any saw or tool and you could even make it for a T.track, if you don
t have a rail. Worth building if needed, I am sure I will enjoy it in my allotment house. Thanks.
Best thoughts and a smile,
Mads
 
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