Building A Table Saw Miter Sled

building a table saw miter sled

Building A Table Saw Miter Sled

Building a table saw miter sled comes in very handy in the woodworking shop providing fast and accurate miters. The table saw miter sled building a table saw miter sledcan be built from basically scraps from around the shop. This post will help you build a miter sled step by step.

Building A Table Saw Miter Sled

  • The material you will need is all material from your cut off pile. The miter 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 miter 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 miter grooves.
  • Place the two rails in the miter grooves and set the base of the sled on top of them.
  • building a table saw miter sled sledCarefully mark the center of the sled base at 9″ (dead center)
  • Move the saw fence against the sled base and move till the dead center line is centered on the blade.
  • Secure the sled base to the hardwood rails with glue and nails.
  • On the top of the sled base, mitered 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.
  • Miter 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.

Your Table Saw Miter Sled Is Ready To Use

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