adjustable stop and sled

Discussion in 'Jigs and Tools Forum' started by Richard Bruce, Aug 27, 2018.

  1. Richard Bruce

    Richard Bruce PRO Member

    I just finished my sled and sliding adjustable stop, both run in the rails of the table saw. The stop block setup slides in the rail and can be locked in place. The block can be slid in and out up to 6 inches. IMG_2742.jpg
     
  2. mfisher

    mfisher Super Moderator Staff Member

    Looks good.
     
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  3. Richard Bruce

    Richard Bruce PRO Member

    Thanks. The stop block set up is a version of what Lloyd did for his miter saw.
     
  4. Frank Smith

    Frank Smith Member

    I like that stop block design. Might have to copy that!
     
  5. Richard Bruce

    Richard Bruce PRO Member

    It works great. Made out of left over mdf, one piece of scrap hardwood, and a flip stop. You can lock the stop in the rails from sliding and the distance of the block stop to the blade.
     
  6. kevt

    kevt New Member

    This is exactly what I have been wanting to make, but not sure of the radius of the arcs. Also do you have a problem with the drop offs? Was thinking of making the stop side full length to keep cut table flush. Has the MDF held up for you? Was debating on using MDF, Plywood, or Starboard. Any help or suggestions you have would be very appreciated.
     
  7. mfisher

    mfisher Super Moderator Staff Member

    For the arcs, mount your plunge router on a thin piece of wood. Drill a hole on one end of the wood your router is mounted on. Drill a second hole on the other end of the piece large enough for your router bit. Mount the router with two sided tape. Place a bolt you will use for your fence through the piece of wood your router is mounted on through the hole on sled base (the hole on the sawblade side). Route out the arc.

    I didn't keep the link but there are many vids that show how to build a sled.
     
  8. Art Bodwell

    Art Bodwell PRO Member

    see this video on building the wedgie sled from Jerry Bennett website
     
  9. kevt

    kevt New Member

    Thanks Art, just what I was looking for
     
  10. Bob Beaupre

    Bob Beaupre Administrator Staff Member

    Here is my newest attempt at a precision saw stop
     

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  11. Richard Bruce

    Richard Bruce PRO Member

     
  12. Richard Bruce

    Richard Bruce PRO Member

    Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner I've been out of commission. I haven't had a problem with the mdf sled yet. I've cut several thousand pieces with no problem. I just recently bought a new table saw and modified the sled to fit the new distance to the blade but it still works great. I don't have any problem with drop off's, so far everything works great. The video Bob put up is the one I used to make the sled. It is straight forward and easy to follow.
     
  13. Pete M

    Pete M PRO Member

    Check out my sleds and cutoff tables in the Buy, Sell Trade section.
     

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