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Set up the sled; then rip

Set up the sled; then rip

Position the tablesaw rip fence and sled as shown in photo at right. Bevel-rip one edge of each leg face at this setting as shown in photo below right. Then lightly nudge the rip fence so the edge of the sled just brushes the blade's teeth, and bevel-rip the opposite edge of each piece.

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Comments (2)
JimTheSoundman wrote:

Rjoy, I think they were saying that although there the piece of wood you are cutting will be the correct length, you should make the sled a bit shorter so it doesn't touch or interfere with the blade, as that might throw off the actual work cut. At least that was my take on it.

8/6/2015 05:47:48 PM Report Abuse
rjoy205 wrote:

The only thing about this technique that I do not understand is that in the 3rd step (i.e., Set up the sled; then rip), the first bevel cut is done with the sled positioned 1/16" away from the blade. Wouldn't this result in the finished / final product being 1/16" wider than it's supposed to be? Why aren't both cuts made with the sled against the blade?

1/4/2014 04:56:59 PM Report Abuse

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