|My old behemoth|
Over the past couple of years I have had a number of people ask me to make a video showing how to make a sled. You've probably seen me use mine many times.
I decided to make a new sled to address some of the problems I have experienced with my old one. The main problem with my old sled is that it is just too big for my table saw. It's got a whopping two feet of space in its bed and is too heavy. I made the mistake of using half inch plywood for its base, causing a little bit of flexing. Three-quarter ply will be much more stable. Almost every time I use the sled, I need to also use a stop block. It has always been a pain to find a chunk of wood and clamp it to the fence, so my new sled features a built-in, sliding stop block.
I will still use my old table saw sled from time to time, but this smaller, streamlined version will rule.
|New, streamlined sled|