CROSS CUT SLED

This is my mitre sled with a fence that is adjustable and easy to bring into square and another feature is that it has a double base which allows me to tilt the blade to any desired angle and slide the upper sliding base against the blade and form a zero clearence setup.The sliding upper base panels slide in rebates of the front and back fence and are locked in position by thumb screws .(red in last pic )

The fence is bolted to the bottom base by four bolts and T nuts with the three holes to the right being larger the the bolt and the left hole being tight and serving as a fulcrum .
The alignment is accomplished by turning the adjustment device (last pic )and bringing the fence into square and tightening the bolts .
The fence also has replaceable inserts to accommodate different angles and blade width that are housed in a dovetailed recess with leveling screws .

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kiefer ...

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lanwater ...

Sweet Kiefer!

you got so many innovations on your sled.

-Zero clearance
-Allen bolt on the fence for re-squaring
-replaceable insert on the fence

Those are feature I want on mine!
I guess it’s time for version 2.0
Maybe I should wait for your next revision to be safe :)
What’s your though on corian for the base?

shipwright ...

Nice one Klaus. I missed this .
I’ve never felt the need for a sled but I’ve tried a bunch of new things recently. Maybe a sled is worth having after all.
I do like the features and have a lot of respect for your creative designs so if / when I do this may well be the one for me.

kiefer ...

Ian
I would not use Corian as a base .
I find that applying local pressure like at bolt holes will cause breakage .
I had that problem with a router fence .
I used HDF which is a harder type of MDFwhich I got it in sheat form from a lift of laminate flooring about 3/8" thick .
A little hard on the saw blades so I used cheap blades to cut it .

lanwater ...

Thanks Kiefer!

Ellen ...

Kiefer, this isn’t just a miter sled, it is a work of art!
I’m still looking at it to see all the nuances you included.
A “tutorial” would be great!
Ellen

kiefer ...

Thanks for the charming comment Ellen!
This sled has some miles on it now and it is still performing well and it still finding new uses .
I will do a blog on my CURVED project hopefully next week and will show the sled in it but may do a complete video on the sled by itself also as it is a different sled with with the sliding double bottom which allows for a zero clearence to the blade in all positions even a dado set and on all tilt positions of the blade .

Klaus

Tom Tieffenbacher/aka DocSavage45 ...

Kiefer,

Even your miter sled is a functional, elegant work of art!

a1jim ...

Super sled with lots of cool features,great job Klaus

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