Build a crosscut sled: essential table saw jig

Making crosscuts on a table saw can be a challenge. A crosscut sled is an essential jig for any table saw to ensure perfect 90 degree cuts every time. More info and full article: http://bit.ly/crosscutsled

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Part 1 – The Super Sled – build the tablesaw mitering and crosscut sled

The Super Sled combines two of my best shop jigs!

I love my original crosscut sled, so when you (the viewers) asked me to make a video about how to make that sled, I started to think of ways to improve upon the existing design.

I regularly use two different sleds in my shop:
1. My crosscut sled which I use mainly for crosscutting, and cutting shoulder cuts on tenons.
2. Wood Magazines Universal Tablesaw Jig which I use exclusively for mitering.

The Super Sled has all the benefits of my original crosscut sled, including a t-track for adjustable stop blocks. The new sled uses a flip stop, so you can keep the stop in the same place, but flip it up out of the way to make other cuts in between.

I really love mitering with Wood Magazines Universal Tablesaw jig which is why I wanted to incorporate all the features of this jig into the Super Sled. The Universal Tablesaw jig needs to be switched from one side of the blade to the other when doing complementary miters. With an identical setup on both sides of the blade, you can easily miter on either side of the blade.

I designed the Super Sled with versatility in mind. The four slots in the main board of the fence function the same as t-tracks, and allow for the inclusion of stop blocks, the miter fence, and other add-on jigs like a tenon or box joint jig.

Visit www.EagleLakeWoodworking.com to download measured drawings and view the photo gallery for the Super Sled.

Part 1 – The Super Sled – build the tablesaw mitering and crosscut sled

The Super Sled combines two of my best shop jigs! I love my original crosscut sled, so when you (the viewers) asked me to make a video about how to make that sled, I started to think of ways to improve upon the existing design. I regularly use two different sleds in my shop: 1. My crosscut sled which I use mainly for crosscutting, and cutting shoulder cuts on tenons. 2. Wood Magazines Universal Tablesaw Jig which I use exclusively for mitering. The Super Sled has all the benefits of my original crosscut sled, including a t-track for adjustable stop blocks. The new sled uses a flip stop, so you can keep the stop in the same place, but flip it up out of the way to make other cuts in between. I really love mitering with Wood Magazines Universal Tablesaw jig which is why I wanted to incorporate all the features of this jig into the Super Sled. The Universal Tablesaw jig needs to be switched from one side of the blade to the other when doing complementary miters. With an identical setup on both sides of the blade, you can easily miter on either side of the blade. I designed the Super Sled with versatility in mind. The four slots in the main board of the fence function the same as t-tracks, and allow for the inclusion of stop blocks, the miter fence, and other add-on jigs like a tenon or box joint jig. Visit www.EagleLakeWoodworking.com to download measured drawings and view the photo gallery for the Super Sled.
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