How to Make a Cross-Cut Sled for a Table Saw to Cross-Cut Long Pieces Accurately on a Table Saw

How to Make a Cross-Cut Sled for a Table Saw to Cross-Cut Long Pieces Accurately on a Table Saw

[ in this video I show you how to make a cross-cut sled for a table saw ] so I have rough time cutting a
really long board on the table saw so I’m gonna build a sled it’s real easy
I have some scrap plywood here I’m just gonna attach a couple of glides to it
that will fit within these and attach a board on the edge here and then we’ll be
set so I’m gonna use this as my reference for how wide the glides need
to be and if I need to plane them I’ll just roll them through the planer so
this is about 3/4 of an inch so 3/8 of an inch to the quarter by 3/8 I have
this foot here that I think will work perfectly for this I can plane it so I
got my push if it’s perfectly great the sled I created two guides that fit in
here like this and I’m gonna lay the piece of plywood down on this I’m going
to apply some cyanoacrylate glue CA glue to each of these pieces then I’ll set
the plywood down on top and the pieces will get glued to it and then from there
I’ll wait for it to set and then I’ll put some screws in there some small
screws to secure the wood to the plywood so I’m gonna put some shims below this
to cause these pieces to rise above so that little piece of tape will be enough to
lift it up so that the glue will be able to stick to it I’ll reference this to
the edge of the table saw [I line the level directly along the edge of the table saw and clamp it down – that way the plywood will be straight] and that’s what I’m gonna butt the plywood up
against so make sure we get this perfectly
aligned put my crease here that’s where it’s going to be centers here so we’ll
apply some glue [then I set the board ontop of the table saw and align it with the level that is square with the table saw and then I place the miter saw on top to force it to make contact with the guides that have glue on them] I’m doing these by hand rather than using the impact driver I
need to feel when it’s snug so I don’t over tighten it you think that might be
okay that’s remove the clamps and see what happens so I just need to clamp
that they own powertec [toggle clamps]
it’s pretty good put a screw right in the middle of the
buddy took a chunky out of it okay we’re ok, we’re locked in and we can start cutting.

Antonio Breitenberg

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7 thoughts on “How to Make a Cross-Cut Sled for a Table Saw to Cross-Cut Long Pieces Accurately on a Table Saw

  1. U Do It says:

    Here are the toggle clamps that I used:
    Cyanoacrylate Glue (CA Glue):
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  2. Anthony Tackett says:

    Hey buddy! You can apply that paste was to the rails and bottom of the sled and it will slide better. Fun build video!


    Great sled dude!! That screw had it coming anyhow

  4. Paul Peck DrywallTube says:

    Neat little work around John!👍🏻 I learned something today. Thanks man!👊🏻

  5. BV3D: Bryan Vines says:

    That was cool. I made a crosscut sled a long time ago for my table saw, but it's a cheap Craftsman model, and it has those inverse-T grooves for the miter gauge. I had to make some inverse-T rails to put under mine.

    I just wanted to add: Please print a leveling foot for your table saw! 😄That wobble makes me nervous!

  6. Uncle Ron says:

    Hey John, looks like your saw needs a coaster, like our table at the Fox did

  7. Our Life Mix says:

    Thats cool idea, my friend! Thank you! Thumbs UP!

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