Band Saw Cross Cut Sled & Circle Jig 2 in 1

Band Saw Cross Cut Sled & Circle Jig 2 in 1

Today I’m going to show you how I built this
cross cut sled for my band saw. I can also use it to cut circles up to 60cm
in diameter thanks to this part that will act as a rotation axis. After cutting all the plywood pieces to size,
I’ll machine this part that will slide along this U-shaped slot in the band saw table. I’ll use this piece of HPL, although any kind
of hardwood will do as well. We must be very precise when cutting the piece
to ensure it will slide smoothly without too much slack. I make the final adjustments with this piece
of sandpaper stuck to a board. Looks like it’s ready now. I’ll make a little slot in the sled to help
me position and lock the HPL. Now I’ll make this rebate that will help me
achieve perfectly straight cuts. Since this disc is not high enough, I’ll make
this series of cuts first. This slot will allow me to slide the part
that acts as rotation axis to make circular cuts. Now I’ll screw these two parts together. I mark and drill the position of the screws
that will attach them to the sled. I’ve used this method of making a rebate which
lets me attach it and detach it when I need to cut circles. Now I make holes to lock the HPL in place. I use the same holes to mark the HPL itself. I drill it with a bit that is half a millimeter
smaller than the diameter of the screws, and I thread the hole with a tap. I prepare the part that adjusts the diameter
of the circles. We could also use hardwood instead of HPL. I’ll use this shelf support pin I had lying
around in the shop as axis. I drill its position and that of the screw,
allowing me to lock the part at the desired diameter. I finish machining it and check if everything
is correct. By tightening the screw, the part expands,
but not too much, meaning we must be very precise to obtain a good lock. I’m going to test it. First I’ll try to make a tenon using the fence
and the sled. Looks like it’s working well! Now I’ll try to cut a circular piece that
is 200mm in diameter. I measure the radius with a measuring tape and tighten the screw of the part that acts as an axis. The cut is smooth and everything seems to
be working as intended. Of course, I can also tilt the band saw table
and make circles with the edge at an angle. I’ve left a gap in the base of the band saw
so that I can always keep the sled accessible. And that’s all for today. See you soon!

Antonio Breitenberg

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77 thoughts on “Band Saw Cross Cut Sled & Circle Jig 2 in 1

  1. Paoson WoodWorking says:

    If you'd like to help me, you can upload subtitles in your own language following this link:
    Puedes contribuir con subtítulos en tu idioma en el siguiente enlace:

  2. J.M. Castilla says:

    OK, gracias por sus videos, thanks for your videos
    [email protected]

  3. Jore Osuna says:

    Gracias por la idea!

  4. juarez mesquita says:

    Ola Paoson excelente Meu Irmão.Teus video sempre excelentes.Ok

  5. Criart Tub says:

    mais um belo projeto

  6. Мария Крюгер says:


  7. Мария Крюгер says:

    Muchas gracias, por ese – gran consejo útil.

  8. Максим Мороз says:

    Класс) все супер, лайк👍

  9. Brian Hinton says:

    Brilliant Job !!!.

  10. Darren Bradshaw says:

    Thanks Suso, I literally can not wait to build this!

  11. Руслан Кунижев says:


  12. تصليح الخشب says:

    It will be easy to make a Dovetail Joint.

  13. Humus Workshop says:

    Fantastic job, Suso!

  14. TroppY's HolzHütte says:

    just great. Your idea is so great

  15. Семейное дело. Столярная мастерская БУК says:

    Thank you so much for the useful video!

  16. arnel delos reyes says:

    I have my choice. I purchase this band saw plan. This is my taste. how can I have this band saw plan?

  17. Ahmed Alnoaimy says:

    good job I like all your video

  18. Алексей Чезганов says:

    Very good!!!

  19. Feito de Pallets - Shayck says:

    Projeto espetacular , parabéns.

  20. Ronaldo Sosa says:

    Simplemante Excelente!!!!

  21. Giuseppe Galli says:

    SUSO…..numero 1 ! !!

  22. عربي الحويطات says:

    Thank you

  23. agus susanto says:

    mantap bos…..

  24. Mohanad Taki says:

    Work well done craftsman

  25. Kusanagishan says:

    Como siempre un gran trabajo. Es un placer ver tus videos!!
    Por certo, eres galego, non si?

  26. El Taller de Nino says:

    Excelente trabajo amigo, la verdad que se nota en todos tus videos mucho trabajo de ingeniería, diseño y sobre todo mucha dedicación.
    Ya que estamos te consulto: qué especificaciones tiene el fenolico (plywood) que utilizas en tus proyectos??
    U abrazo

  27. David Slater says:

    as always great build very informative

  28. nojapier says:

    Next project: new gloves made from birch plywood 😉
    This bandsaw is awesome !
    And U are a great teacher

  29. saxxonian says:

    Very well done! I like your approach and style. Keep it up!

  30. damene kamel says:

    m'y frende Thank you soo much you are thé best

  31. Gianluca Salvador says:

    Perfect final touches for another great project!

  32. Roman Craftchenko says:

    this is a real miracle

  33. A Glimpse Inside says:

    This is 👏 awesome. I really enjoy your videos. Been subscribed for a while now but for some reason I haven’t reached out to say hello! I’m Chris and I very much enjoy your content!! Keep up the great work brother

  34. Silo says:

    PERFECTO como todo lo que haces amigo, SIGUE ASÍ

  35. I Enjoy Creating Videos says:

    Nice cross cut sled Suso! Thanks for sharing the video with us.😎👍JP

  36. Loquesemeocurra says:

    Muy bien queda un circulo perfecto. Ya veo que la sierra va de maravilla. Buen trabajo crack!😛👍

  37. Борис Мартынцев says:

    Like video.423.

  38. Colin Wilson says:

    Nice one dude

  39. Arvo Tomingas says:

    Is there some problems with my eyes or is 4:18 cut totally skew?

  40. JAVIER says:

    Genial no se puede decir otra cosa.muy buen trabajo un saludo

  41. Ricardo D'Avila Cabral says:

    Excelente, como siempre!

  42. kvadrat132 says:

    A gorgeous tool came out. You have golden hands.

  43. Misiek, says:

    Enter the name of the program

  44. Jose Luis Gutierrez says:

    Exelente trabajo , te admiro mucho.
    Consultá : quiero realizar tu mesa de corte, qué te parace la sierra circular Makita 5007mg es de 7 1/4 de disco , te parece muy chica? Se pierde mucha altura de corte?ocurre qué acá en Argentina no se consigue la sierra circular que vos tenés , y estoy viendo que materiales usar , gracias y saludos

  45. Antonis 76 says:

    Excellent work again keep woodworking

  46. John Colvin says:

    As always, great design, beautifully made. Thank you.

  47. Craftwerk 67 says:

    Amazing, all your tools made by mastermind!

  48. pieter dautzenberg says:

    cool tool

  49. Araz Eyvazoglu says:

    Super broo

  50. Noel Shah says:

    This is the best way to make video on youtube .I mean prctical n back ground voice.Thanks .

  51. Evan Dunville says:

    Very nice, how do you know when to stop advancing the sled for circle cutting?

  52. Николай Ситков says:


  53. Azzattack says:

    You are so cool I wish I could do that I do have question do you do shout outs if u do could u maybe shout me out I’m shouting you out next vid

  54. Dany Garage DaniloBenvegnu says:


  55. TheGuiltyDave says:

    I need to make one of these, great work 👍🏻


    Enhorabuena por tu Sierra de cinta casera que tiene poco que envidiar a algunas industriales ahora a sacarle partido,me encanta tu manera de trabajar un saludó 👍

  57. jeblubber jeblubber says:

    Du bist sowas von guut, Mann, es ist ein himmlisches Vergnügen, dir bei der Arbeit zuzuschauen. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

  58. Jorge Fernando says:


  59. Тимур Хашагульгов says:

    Hello! I like your channel and what you do, but since I do not know English I do not understand what you're telling me. Ask someone to make Russian subtitles on your videos.

  60. Superior Etchworx says:

    That's a really good way to make a crosscut sled. For the circle cutter you could make a wider slot and use a puck that you double sided tape to the bottom of your blank. This will mean that you can cut circles with no hole. I have a video on this setup for my table saw.

  61. Percy Flores says:

    No deberías usar guantes con la sierra; es peligroso, puede engancharse a los dientes de la sierra.

  62. Pedro Allendes Muñoz says:

    Me sumo a los comentarios… brillante.. Felicitaciones

  63. Nick Orr says:

    Great circle cutting jig, I tried to build this but my blade keeps getting bending outwardhave you any idea what I'm doing wrong? I would really appreciate some advice

  64. From Wood Construction Maksimovic says:

    Now it's time that you make pantorouter.
    You made great job so far

  65. Antonio lima says:

    M muito bom você é ótimo, todos os dias assisto seus vícios.

  66. NDS SHOW says:

    In other band saws I always found shortcomings, but in this I did not find it. This band saw is no worse felder.

  67. Gustavo Sepolar says:


  68. Fabijim says:

    Excelente como siempre.!!

  69. Baruj TC says:

    Hola amigo, felicitaciones por tus videos y tus trabajos, demuestras que es todo un maestro, saludos desde Israel.

  70. EdiltonPSilva1 says:

    seus trabalhos realmente são fontes de inspiração, parabens

  71. Максим Васильев says:

    What is the material on the screen at 0:26?

  72. Roberto Gutierrez Chaparro says:

    Buen trabajo

  73. Ziolù says:

    bravissimo 👍👍

  74. Roman Hasanudin says:

    Anda luar biasa.. hebat..

  75. Roman Hasanudin says:

    Anda luar biasa.. hebat..

  76. Ho Ernst says:


  77. Jay mark Lorenzo says:

    Whats the meaning of HPL?

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