Building a table saw mitre sled comes in very handy in the woodworking shop providing fast and accurate mitres. The table saw mitre sled can be built from basically scraps from around the shop. This post will help you build a mitre sled step by step. If you know you don’t have the time to build a table saw from scratch, you can always buy one, considering jobsite table saws are quite versatile according to the reviews at PluginPartners. This will help make the decision process a lot less stressful and it’ll save time too.
Building A Table Saw Miter Sled
The material you will need is all material from your cut off pile. The mitre sled is built using 3/4″ plywood.
The base of the sled is 18″ X 18″ X 3/4″ thick.
You will need two pieces of hardwood for the sled runners to fit into your table saw mitre grooves.
3/4″ plywood by 2″ will be required to form the 90 deg. form on top of the sled.
Assembling The Table Saw Miter Sled
Cut the base of the sled 18″ X 18″
Cut the two hardwood rails 18″ long and carefully fit into the table top mitre grooves.
Place the two rails in the mitre grooves and set the base of the sled on top of them.
Carefully mark the centre of the sled base at 9″ (dead centre)
Move the saw fence against the sled base and move until the dead centre line is centred on the blade.
Secure the sled base to the hardwood rails with glue and nails.
On the top of the sled base, mitred at 45 deg.each, place the two pieces of 2″ by 3/4″ forming a perfect 90 Deg.
At this point run the saw blade 3/4 the way through the length of the sled base.
Mitre 2 more 2″ X 3/4″ pieces and attach to the inside of the existing pieces. ( install on edge to form a 2″ fence for tall material to rest against )
Run the saw blade through once again cutting through the upright material fence.
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