In-Line Dubby Miter Sleds

WOOD magazine rating
Average reader rating
4.5
out of 5
Brand:
In-Line Industries
Model:
Single Dubby
Price:
$180

Description

Buy either right or left sleds for $180, or get both for $320.

No miter gauge on the market can offer you the margin of safety provided by this sled. The versatile hold-down clamp included with every Dubby, will give you a safe way to cut small pieces, and will easily pivot out of the way when you don't need it. With 35 lbs of hold-down pressure, the clamp will hold small pieces as you cut them with your fingers out of harms way. With the Dubby, one thing you won't be cutting is safety.

On most full-size saws, the Dubby has the capacity to crosscut panels up to 24" wide x 52" long, and allows you to do them safely. Since the panels don't drag across the tablesaw top, "walking" of the material is virtually eliminated. This will allow you to cut perfectly square panels for your furniture- and cabinet-making projects quickly, easily, and accurately.

The Dubby angle scale is the simplest, most accurate, and easiest to read scale on the market. Being about 15-20 times more accurate than the average miter gauge, the scale has predetermined lines for any shape (from 4 to 16 sides) you want to cut, with no calculations, no hassles, and best of all, no test cuts required for perfect results.

WOOD magazine review

Top Tool miter sled

Review Summary

The Dubby sleds were named Top Tool among five miter sleds in WOOD Magazine's review. High points: Whether you get a left or right sled—each works on only one side of the blade—or both, they make accurate cutting easy and intuitive. Despite having just one positive stop (at 0° for a right-angle cut), the Dubby fence was simple to align accurately with etched markings on its aluminum scale. The fence and stop extend for up to a 51"-long crosscut, and the microadjuster was easy to use.
The replaceable L-shaped zero-clearance block attaches to T-track on the back of the fence to prevent workpiece tear-out. Low points: We’d like to see a beefier hold-down clamp with a little more adjustability than the one included with each sled. More points: These sleds are made in different sizes to fit different tablesaws, so be sure to specify which saw you will use it on when ordering.

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

Reader Reviews

Calibrate it once and it works for up to 18 sided polygons

Review Summary

I had been searching for a miter sled to do things that my home-built sled couldn't. The ones that I found all had the same drawback; that is, they would let me set the angle, but there was no way to set the number of sides I wanted to cut. The Dubby has the degree marks that the others have, but it also has marks for the number of sides you want. It really helped to see it demonstrated at the Woodworking Show in Kansas City. I bought both left and right sides.
Calibration on my shopbuilt sled is virtually out of the question. It cuts perfectly square angles - that's all. The Dubby can handle anything. One of the features demonstrated, and which I used, is that you can cut a board at a particular angle. Then, remove the Dubby, and set the table saw arbor tilt to that same angle by using the board you just cut. THAT IS NEAT! I made a baby buggy to be used in a church Easter Pageant using the Dubby. I wanted the vertical slats to cant out by 3.5 degrees. The Dubby made it easy. Another feature I appreciate is its built-in stop block system. It can be as close to the blade as about 2 inches or way out in space. I would recommend this to anyone that doesn't want to spend the time making something this complex, and just wants to get to work. The things that I would improve would be the iron glides. Adjusting them to fit your miter slot takes time. I have found that sanding high density plastic to fit my slots works better. Also, the wooden piece that acts as the pivot point is not made to fit perfectly, so you must adjust it using masking tape - not professional. In fact, I remade the ones that came with my Dubbys out of layers of Baltic Birch. Even though I like the stopblock system, I do not like how loose the micro adjusting screws are. I am thinking on how I can add a set screw to each micro adjuster so I can lock them in place (there are 2 on each stop block.) The reason I rated it lower for value is that it is only made of melamine covered MDF that has a curved slot cut in it and an extruded aluminum extrusion with a wooden pivot point and NO tape measure. I know that much of their cost must go to road shows, but the finish could be better. Don't let that stop you though. You can work around it. I appreciated the DVD on how to set it up, but the Dubby in the setup DVD was virtually assembled. They don't sell it that way anymore. So, they should change the video. Also the video maintains a position at the rear of the table saw, and never moves to see the marks that the guy in the video is talking about. Low budget I guess. This will slow you down when you setup yours. Bottom line: You won't know how you ever did without the Dubby! I doubt that I will ever use my old shop-built sled again. The Dubby weighs half as much!

Detailed Ratings

4.5
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

3

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