Crosscut sled 5 cut ÷ 4 = .007 along 13 inches, should I keep or re adjust ?

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Forum topic by OldBull posted 09-22-2020 05:15 PM 277 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-22-2020 05:15 PM

Forgive me for putting this here but I was trying to get the furniture folks opinion and there is no furniture forum.

I did the 5 cut method making my crosscut sled. The 5th cut was 13 inches long, 1.134” at the bottom and 1.106” at the top, I am pretty sure I would move the right side up toward the blade by 7 thousandths but the question is should I just leave it as is ? According to the caliper .007 is 1/128th” and wouldn’t that error occur every 13 inches?

Thanks for any help.

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#1 posted 09-22-2020 05:49 PM

Check for square diagonally with a tape measure. If it looks good try a larger test board if you want. If it’s square to within 1/32” over 24” with diagonal measuring that’s darned square, imo. Go as fine as you like though.

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#2 posted 09-22-2020 05:51 PM

I was in a hurry to finish it so I went back with the .004 to .006 feelr and moved the loose end toward the blade and now have a 12 and 3/4” cut with the top being 1.219 and the bottom 1.216 = -.003. I think I will stop there at what I think I got lucky at which is .00075.

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#3 posted 09-22-2020 05:56 PM

Corner to corner they are both dead even halfway in between the 1/16th lines.

Thanks for the tip.

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#4 posted 09-22-2020 06:09 PM

id leave it thats pretty damn good unless your building rockets for spacex.

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