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New Table Saw - Built A Crosscut Sled

Discussion in 'The Tool Shed' started by Nifty, May 5, 2017.

  1. May 5, 2017
    Nifty

    Nifty Almost Self-Reliant Administrator

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    A few months ago I sold my dad's huge metal Delta table saw for $500, then went to Home Depot and got a tiny portable table saw for $200 (with rack and wheels)!

    I've been looking at a bunch of fun projects and one that caught my eye was a "crosscut sled".

    I didn't really want to build a big one, but then stumbled on this one:



    It was the perfect first project for my new table saw!

    Well, it isn't as pretty as the one in the video, but it works GREAT!!
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    Nifty

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    I even did a test of using it for making "dado" cuts and this monstrosity was the result:

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    frustratedearthmother

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    Dang - that's really cool!
     
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    Nifty

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    It's AMAZING how much easier it is to use this than the little "Table Saw Miter Gauge" that came with my saw.

    I can get much better precision and have much greater control. It also feels SO much safer than the flimsy miter gauge.

    Now... I'm wondering if I should just sell my miter saw? :D
     
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    frustratedearthmother

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    Sell it - you don't need it anymore!
     
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