Craftsman Table Saw, T-slot tabs solved, with 3 easy cuts. How I make runners for a saw with tabs!

Craftsman Table Saw, T-slot tabs solved, with 3 easy cuts. How I make runners for a saw with tabs!

I made some runners for the infamous tabbed slots on a Craftsman Tablesaw. I thought it was going to be hard, but turns out, you just make these three cuts on your table saw. Maybe sand a bit for a real nice fit and carry on. I love that it locks the sled to the saw top, will not rise up.

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  1. Banking O' Canada on February 25, 2023 at 6:24 am

    Great video! I have seen a few videos to correct this issue and yours makes the most sense to me. All the others cut the piece first then the rabbits after… Much less dangerous using your method. Thank you sir.

  2. Juan Rascon on February 25, 2023 at 6:26 am

    Great video my ryobi has the same track system thanks!

  3. Drew Borgholthaus on February 25, 2023 at 6:33 am

    A little sad this wasn’t up a year ago when I took a dremel and cut off the little tabs. It’s been a headache getting a runner with no play.
    But THANK YOU for using the same saw to make this runner instead of a $4,000+ contractor series table saw (like in other videos), that way the people who actually bought these saws (craftsman, ryobi, etc) can recreate it.

  4. Ivey's Family Factotum on February 25, 2023 at 6:41 am

    Made it to video 18. I will check back on some of these videos this weekend as they looked rather interesting. Thanks.

  5. Robert R on February 25, 2023 at 7:07 am

    Look like the t-guide will make a nice cross cut sled. The plastic should make it slide smoothly.