How To Make A Crosscut Sled
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IMPROVE YOUR CUTS WITH A CROSSCUT SLED I find that table saws are great for ripping boards (cutting along the grain) but cross cutting wood (across the grain) can be more challenging.RIPPING A typical rip cut will be used to make a board narrower along it's length.
I find these easier because the full length of the board is supported as it runs along the table saw's rip fence.Using a push stick or a push block (Like the GRR-RIPPER!) to advance the board through the blade is absolutely necessary to keep your fingers safe when ripping.
CROSSCUTTING Most table saws aren't really set up for making good crosscuts.The miter gauge comes with the saw is supposed to handle crosscuts, but is usually inadequate for a couple reasons.One, it's too short: there just isn't enough support for a long board.
There is no support for your work piece next to the blade.Cutting a short board provides no support and would be dangerous.Most people will lengthen their miter gauge by scr*w*ng a board to its face.This helps, but there is still the problem of having a single runner to ride in the miter slot.
It's not unusual for there to be enough play side-to-side to cause inaccuracies in your cuts.And...