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Multitasking Tablesaw Sled

Inserts prolong the life of this jig.

I've seen published designs for tablesaw sleds in several publications, but they all lose their accuracy eventually as the blade slot wears and widens.

My 10"-wide insert prolongs the sled's life by allowing me to replace the insert when it gets chewed up beyond repair after making bevel or dado cuts.

I took the idea a step further by giving each insert a different job. The one shown here does 45 miters, but I've also got an insert for crosscuts, one for dadoes, and even one for cutting box joints.

— William Kennedy, St. Petersburg, Fla.


 

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Garver873 wrote:

Im thinking the back board you guys are calling a fence is only a means of holding the insert in place. Its not a fence. front of insert slides under front board and is hooked into dowels then tighten rear knobs to secure. Someone tell me Im wrong here.

12/21/2012 09:23:27 AM Report Abuse
mitch82526480 wrote:

Wouldn't the alignment also be governed by the slot created by the side pieces of hardboard? And the T-nuts are just to hold down the fence?

12/20/2012 09:55:23 AM Report Abuse
Brian_Rosen wrote:

seems like you couldn't dial this in to have the fence square to the blade, because you are limited by the placement of the T-nuts, and the slop of the holes the knob threaded rod go through. The basic idea is very nice, but a way to hold the insert down that wasn't the back fence might be better.

12/20/2012 09:39:42 AM Report Abuse

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