Sled slices skinny strips safely
Ripping thin strips on a tablesaw makes me nervous and sometimes the strip falls back into the blade, scarring the strip. Ironically, I found a ripping-good solution in my crosscut sled with the addition of an adjustable fence, as shown.
To rip strips, simply adjust the sled’s fence to the width of the needed strip, butt the blank against the fence, and make a pass. Push the sled completely past the blade, remove the strip from the sled, and repeat for the next strip.
—John Powell, Houston