Basic 45 degree Table Saw Sled // Bevel Crosscut Sled

Basic 45 degree Table Saw Sled // Bevel Crosscut Sled

In this woodworking video, I’ll show you how to make a basic 45 degree table saw sled for bevel cuts. This bevel crosscut sled makes it safe and easy to make bevel cuts in panels. The design is simple and accurate, with a twist: I made it out of laminated particle board. I’ll walk you through the benefits of using laminate for a 45 degree bevel cutting jig or any cross cut sled for that matter!

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45 Degree Table Saw Sled

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· Laminate particle board & Plywood
· Melamine blade
· Plastic table saw runners
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· Track saw
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  1. GC Ranch on May 6, 2022 at 7:01 pm

    How do you attach the plastic runners without having the plastic expand with the use of screws and making them too tight in the miter slot?

  2. Kenny Mysak on May 6, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    Great idea for a sled it will be a lot safer for you then using the rip fence that’s forsure. Keep up the great videos

  3. The A.D.D Maker on May 6, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    I was just thinking I should make one myself. Interesting timing.

  4. Olivier Gagnon on May 6, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    Thanks for sharing the mistakes too, I tend to glue up on my table saw too.

  5. Peter Lindsay on May 6, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    Well done, video and sled

  6. MC's Creations on May 6, 2022 at 7:07 pm

    Really nice work! 😃
    And that’s a great idea! I’m definitely going to make one as well! Thanks a lot!!! 😃
    Stay safe there with your family! 🖖😊

  7. Harry Powers on May 6, 2022 at 7:08 pm

    Thanks—I’ll be making on of these. 👍🏻

  8. Hollis Prince on May 6, 2022 at 7:10 pm

    Thanks for this!

  9. Andrew Farrer on May 6, 2022 at 7:15 pm

    Useful tips for checking accuracy. I had to look up 5 cut method.

  10. Gino Frau on May 6, 2022 at 7:15 pm

    Italia biutiful 🥰👍👍👍👍👍👍💯💯👏👏👏👏👏

  11. Daniel Egg Júnior on May 6, 2022 at 7:17 pm

    Parabéns, te acompanho desde sua primeira oficina. Sou teu fã. Suas postagens são maravilhosas😍

  12. woody woods on May 6, 2022 at 7:17 pm

    Hi Marie,its a pleasure to watch you work😉 nice job.
    If your worried about the board being to slick you can glue down some strips of sand paper .

  13. J Peter Rooney on May 6, 2022 at 7:18 pm

    Found you recently.Great site,same shop problems as me.Size! Merci beaucoup from Merrickville,Ontario

  14. Kathleen Orce on May 6, 2022 at 7:21 pm


  15. GALAXY AUDIO 99 on May 6, 2022 at 7:24 pm

    I’m from Indonesia, please make a video on how to cut the edges of plywood 50 °

  16. Custommade Crafts on May 6, 2022 at 7:25 pm

    How great is your workshop

  17. Thaddeus Corea on May 6, 2022 at 7:26 pm

    Are there any drawbacks to using the same sled for cuts ranging from 90 to 45 degrees? Other than making the registration mark on the push brace not so usable? I don’t want to build a different sled for every angle. I use 90, 45, and 15 degrees often.

  18. Tim Blackwood on May 6, 2022 at 7:27 pm

    Nice job I’m just making a cross cutting sled for my saw 😎 I love the accuracy of your 45 degrees sled 👍

  19. Longhorn Workshop on May 6, 2022 at 7:28 pm

    So there is some good use for particle board 😀
    That came out nice, like how it slides like James Brown.

  20. Anthony Audain on May 6, 2022 at 7:28 pm


  21. roshad carter on May 6, 2022 at 7:29 pm

    What table saw do you use?

  22. Harry Shaw on May 6, 2022 at 7:30 pm

    How did you make the table that your Dewalt and Rigid are sitting on. That’s way kewl.. I’d like to see some plans on it.

  23. Isaac Nguyen on May 6, 2022 at 7:33 pm

    Nice video and a few useful tips. But as a canadian you should really talk metric. As the part of the brain to understand a foreign language is not the same one as to do math, I am really frustrated to hear medieval imperial measures and not getting a sense of the dimensions in play. Last time I was in Canada 40 years ago the metric system was already adopted and you don’t look that old!

  24. Kenan Morg on May 6, 2022 at 7:36 pm

    What a beautiful shop you have. Here in the Philippines I don’t have a table saw so I’m using a regular circular saw mounted upside down on a piece of 3/4" plywood ("poor man’s table saw") mounted between two sawhorses behind my house. It handles ripping quite well and I’ve built a cutoff sled for it also. I’ve used it to build a complete set of kitchen cabinets and a nice plywood desk with mahogany edge banding. My only other power tool is a drill. You do such nice work. Thanks for this.

  25. Don Bradway on May 6, 2022 at 7:37 pm

    Many thanks for the heads up re: Melamine, as your results are very obvious. Also, thank you for including your "goofs" as seeing them helps keep them in our brains and will, hopefully, drive the point home as we learn from your history! I’ve watched a number of your videos now and enjoy every one of them. Keep up the great work!

  26. Karen Mitchell on May 6, 2022 at 7:38 pm

    Do you like your track saw? Would you recommend it?

  27. BONNY on May 6, 2022 at 7:38 pm

    nice my friend great 👍 job

  28. BOROTECH ideas from my Workshop on May 6, 2022 at 7:39 pm

    Super 👍👍👍👍

  29. 9999Michigan on May 6, 2022 at 7:39 pm

    I built my flip-top cart from your video, using exactly what you did to house my DeWalt 13" thickness planer and Harbor Freight Spindle sander. It came out PERFECT and strong.
    Then I used your video about installing cheap drawer slides to build 2 drawers for the stand I built for my DeWalt 7491RS table saw. Thanks to your instruction, it came out looking like a professional finish carpenter built it.
    Now I am building a jointer jig for the table saw and decided I would once again try what you did. I’m using Home Depot 3/4" x 12" x 48" Melamine covered shelving particle board and it is coming out VERY nicely.
    Here is something I learned about using Melamine shelf boards I want to pass along.

    The shelving has banding installed from the factory along 3 sides. Do NOT assume the banded edge is perfectly straight because it is not. The actual true straight edge is the unfinished factory edge, believe it or not.

    Anyway, thanks for the great projects!

  30. Bill of all Trades on May 6, 2022 at 7:39 pm

    I wish I saw this sooner, I just made a sled for my table saw but will keep this in mind when I but my new one.

  31. Robert Scialanga on May 6, 2022 at 7:41 pm

    This video was presented nicely and simply. A good rule of thumb for crosscutting or using the fence to guide a workpiece is the following: "Never attempt to use the rip fence if the distance from the fence to the blade is greater than the distance the board covers along the fence". During my short career in teaching "shop/tech" class we developed a solid safety program. If you would like I can send you my version and use it as you see fit. The SawStop table saw is the only way to go in a school setting. It saved at least 3 fingers in our school setting. In addition, SawStop has a great support staff in both customer service and tech help. Keep moving forward Marie!

  32. David Buchan on May 6, 2022 at 7:42 pm

    That was super helpful – and very clear! thank you! Although I did find your immaculate workshop slightly unnerving! 😉

  33. Alex Leandro - ALL on May 6, 2022 at 7:42 pm

    Loved it. Congratulations!!!! 😍

  34. Richard Dodd on May 6, 2022 at 7:43 pm

    I have always used 18mm plywood to make my table saw sleds but having watched your video I have some particle board I kept from an old wardrobe, so you have inspired me to make my next sled using the particle board.

  35. Midnight Mozes on May 6, 2022 at 7:43 pm

    Nylon runners, the secret ingredient:-).

  36. Barry Roberts on May 6, 2022 at 7:47 pm

    Very nice build, i had made a cross cut sled from a Melamine board which i salvaged from an old wardrobe, that worked out great but now i have to make a new one because i have a different saw, but the Melamine works great.
    Might i suggest running some wax or another water proof solution along the edges of the Melamine, where the bare wood particles are showing, that way it’ll stop any damp getting in there.
    Stay Safe,
    Barry (ENG)

  37. Custommade Crafts on May 6, 2022 at 7:48 pm

    Not to mention your videos !

  38. Markie Linhart on May 6, 2022 at 7:49 pm

    Magic! Thanks so much 👏🌹🇦🇺✌️

  39. Joseph Fogg on May 6, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    Great video and technique!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Nice shop by the way!

  40. Les F on May 6, 2022 at 7:51 pm

    At least I know what I’m doing this Winter Marie! 👍

  41. Gonzalo Baldasso on May 6, 2022 at 7:51 pm

    Beautiful video … thank you very much for sharing your knowledge … greetings from Argentina…muchas gracias!

  42. Art H. on May 6, 2022 at 7:53 pm

    Excellent Craftsmanship. Way to go.

  43. I Enjoy Creating Videos on May 6, 2022 at 7:54 pm

    Great job on the table saw sled Marie! Thanks for sharing the video with us!💖👌👍😎JP

  44. Colin Hoogeboom on May 6, 2022 at 7:54 pm

    That’s a good looking sled, thank you. One thing, wouldn’t it be safer to add a block to the fence where the blade comes through? Might prevent someone from taking off part of their hand.

  45. Michael on May 6, 2022 at 7:54 pm

    I would glue some sand paper strips on it to keep the boards from shifting

  46. vlad vippishoulski on May 6, 2022 at 7:55 pm

    Comme a votre habitude une belle vidéo. Travail et images de qualités. C’est toujours un vrai plaisir.

  47. rocktruckrob on May 6, 2022 at 7:56 pm

    hi Marie …new subscriber here…i came across your channel looking for crosscut sleds….very nice informative channel…i’m from northern Ontario,Canada….will be binge watching your channel this weekend…lol…cheers keep up the excellent work,be safe

  48. Timothy Daniels on May 6, 2022 at 7:58 pm

    Really helpful video with a lot of great ideas. Thank you for doing this!

  49. John Fithian-Franks on May 6, 2022 at 7:58 pm

    Hi I found out two useful things from this video, one that greaseproof paper does not protect the top of a table saw and two an easier way of checking than the five cut method. I would not use melamine as my shop is damp and it would warp over time.

  50. Leonardo Xiao on May 6, 2022 at 8:00 pm

    Can you make a video to show us the dust collection system installed on your table saw?