Maybe the Best Table Saw Crosscut Sled Ever?
Maybe the Best Table Saw Crosscut Sled Ever?
Get the step-by-step plans to build this Precision Crosscut Sled: here https://www.woodsmithplans.com/plan/precision-crosscut-sled/?apid=36564
This crosscut table saw sled was featured on the Woodsmith Shop, Episode 403: Table Saw Jigs & Accessories. In this video, the guys walk us through the construction, features, and uses. The lightweight sled design makes cutting large workpieces on the table saw a snap. The rock-solid fence ensures square cuts every time — with easy to adjust controls to make setup quick and simple. The versatile design lets you add a variety of accessories, like a flip stop, ruler, and a box joint jig, and the adjustable, zero-clearance base means cleaner cuts with less chipout for standard kerfs or dadoes. We’ve also included plans for building an optional fence extension to help with extra-long boards.
***Note: For those with a keen eye, you may have noticed that the sled in this video and the photos from our plans are mirror images of each other. This sled was originally designed for a right-tilt table saw. If your blade tilts to the left, like the majority of newer saws and the table saw shown in the video, you’ll need to make a mirror image of the sled shown in the plans. This is so the sliding base can open up in the direction in which your dado blades will stack to accommodate for a wide range of dado blade widths.***
Project Materials and Sources:
IPG Double-Sided Tape: https://amzn.to/2xqCdE2 ;
Kreg Jig and Fixture Bar: https://amzn.to/2wBs8ny ;
Kreg Swing Stop Block: https://amzn.to/3c3U7vc;
Kreg Self-Adhesive Measuring Tape L-R: https://amzn.to/2y6j0rm ;
Kreg Self-Adhesive Measuring Tape R-L: https://amzn.to/2wuI8HM ;
Kreg Top Trak 48″: https://amzn.to/3efx5mZ ;
Kreg Top Trak 24″: https://amzn.to/3cfeFkz
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That aluminum bar looks like a spacer for a mag lock
Great job will definitely build one. Thanks
Wonder if they ever do any woodworking in those shops so nice and clean they are.
what season and episode can I watch this sled being build?
Wow $150+ in Kreg parts to make a crosscut sled! Nice sled but holy crap on the price…
Why is it safe to crosscut with the wood pressed against the flip stop, but not pressed up against the fence? FYI, I’ve been doing this for about 4 days.
I liked the adjustable kerf idea until you cut through the back fence with a dado.
Lots of blue aloooo min um. This was hilarious. The cadence of the scripted verbiage in the style of “Tool Time Tim” from Home Improvement.
If it came with a woodworker, then I wouldn’t have to even go into the shop!
*As an amateur with woodworker, I typically feel overpowered with the entire arrangement. Be that as it may, this arrangements drove me through with much clarity and effortlessness **woodplans.works** I now work like a genius. That is great!*
Will the aluminum bar work on a craftsman saw
Made this years ago when it was first shown in WS. What I really love about is that I can even put my DADO in and still use this sled.
The adjustable kerf won’t work, since the arbor face is fixed on that side of the table. Maybe other saws are different from mine, but the other side of the sled would have to be adjustable for me
How many guys does it take to make a crosscut sled? Answer: Only one, but it takes 3 to explain how.
and how come there is zero dust and debris in the shop? that don’t look real.
Would you consider selling these?
Great sled and great video. And the comments are even better than the video. 🙂
I was waiting for Nick Offerman or someone to walk in after the 3rd guy lol
Think and grow rich !
Great adjustable sled. Thank you
You can adjust the bottom panel for the dado but what about the fence? Once you use a dado, the fence gap will be permanently too wide to go back to a standard blade. Is there a solution to this problem that I am not seeing?
I like the sled but I won’t be buying the parts they used. I looked up two of them and it was already totaling over $70, probably $150 or more for All Of them. I’m building a sled to
dado blades go in the other direction on delta table saw. it would not be practical to slide the whole left side unless the entire sled is reversed.
Flip stop is garbage since it deflects. Now I see where 3×3 stole the idea for hers.
I just got the plans today and they seem reversed for my sawstop. Can you please send me a link for the correct plan orientation? Thanks Marshall
Great system! Episodes kinda Dora the Explorer but who am I?
This is one of the better lightweight small sled plans. But adding a perfect right and left 90 dgr setup that automatically sets in the zero spot with dowl pins would be an upgrade.
I love the extension idea; definitely want to incorporate that into my sleds. The problem with the dado option is that now the fence has a bigger cutout, so on common crosscuts, there will be splintering. Can’t think of how to resolve that without having a separate sled.
I built this sled several months ago and use it constantly! A very good sled, versatile and so easy to adjust, set-up and use!
I built one as good as that without buying extras like rails and hold-downs, i build my own
This is excellent. I saw every sled video and then made a very elaborate sled and talk sled theory: https://youtu.be/TLr0XOSoLpU
What happened to these guys? Still with Woodsmith?
Ah, moment for me… use a sled to compensate for not having a throat plate for my 8” Makita tablesaw.
Were the plans for this sled in a Woodsmith magazine? If so, what’s the issue / date?
Anyone else notice their cabinet door stiles are short?
Best sled ever
I am a little confused. I see pictures of this sled in the right-hand or left-hand configuration. What will the plans show me?
7:42. ummmm, metric IS standard, son.
I miss this guy. Is he doing something different these days?
I built my 5 piece oak Arts and Crafts tables with my version of this piece.
Nice sled. Just a brief comment about your kreg stop. I believe you have assembled it backwards. looks like you made up for the mistake by locating the end of the tape further away from the blade. By assembling the stop in the fashion you have reduced the stability engineered into the design. When assembled correctly, the lens will be on the blade side, not the other way around. That or mine is a newer version!
We’re can i find the plans for this sled
It looks like the fences are made from solid wood instead of plywood. I purchased the plans and, although they didn’t say they were plywood, they also didn’t say they weren’t. If they are solid wood, what kind? Something quartersawn for stability?
I just finished building a crosscut sled very similar to this one. I included the adjustable opening base for the blade size from thin kerf to Dado set. I wanted the fence to be extendable but wasn’t too keen on having to add on a second piece like in this one so I used Grin’s idea and integrated two aluminum bars that could be pulled out a variable distance as needed to extend the fence. It turned out great…compact yet very flexible. I may still add a couple of T-Tracks to the base to do miters with hold-down clamps or other added capability. It was a fun build. Thanks for the ideas.
how about selling them already made?
i ordered the plans and everything is turned around from this video,,
What no 45% cut so maybe not the best yet
Cross cutting is nice and all, but that’s why i have a sled miter saw… what i’d like to see is a ripping jig/contraption that auto feeds the wood, safely and cleanly, with the same device used for a joiner – and at a level where a guy could afford or build it himself for under 300.00. But, i’ll probably get replies telling me to go to website X and buy the Chinese made roller-thingy… /sigh.