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Forum topic by Jack Lewis posted 01-29-2019 08:42 PM 385 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jack Lewis

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01-29-2019 08:42 PM

Topic tags/keywords: miter sled request incra segment

Has anyone developed a crosscut sled with an Incra 1000 miter gauge. I want to use it for multiple segment ring cutting. I have a wedgie sled and am unhappy with the results. I also would like it to function as a normal cross cut sled. If you have plans or a photo I would appreciate a copy. I want to put a miter track for a clamp on cutoff side of blade. I have eaten my last segment without a clamp.

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#1 posted 01-29-2019 08:52 PM

Jack, do you mean beside their own?

For segment cutting I have been led to believe that these are the ones to have.

See video below.

Unsure of where your problem is? The eaten your last segment statement? Are you getting kickback?

Any time you cut a long miter on a TS you can get movement as the blade goes into the stock, they call this creep. On your fence place some sandpaper so it grips on the stock, and it’s possible if you don’t hold on well enough you might want to use a clamp to make sure the stock doesn’t move. The more severe the angle, the more the creep, but if your segments are relatively short your problem could be it’s too short to hold onto well by hand. A clamp, and the sandpaper will help both. Even with a sled you can still have creep, and motion on really small parts that aren’t well anchored. That saw blade creates a lot of force when it strikes something, more so if that something is small, as a multi segment piece of small diameter would net.

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#2 posted 01-30-2019 01:50 AM

“therealsteven” Eaten, yes the segment caught the back side of the blade and I took a shot just below my safety glasses. Hence I want a clamp on the cut off segment that I can remove safely away from the blade.The smaller segments (24 +) per ring of thinner material get blown and sucked into the blade and become uncontrollable missiles. Even the smaller one hurt like the dickens. I have the miter setting tools you referenced. I have looked for the extrusion that Incra uses in there sled. I might have to get one and modify it to me satisfaction. I don’t have a problem of the miter cut creeping or distorting and I do use sandpaper on the miter fence. I also use a clamp on it when the stock is unwieldy. But I DO want a clamp on the cutoff side of the blade and a sled that will pull the cut off away from the blade.

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