There are so many sleds out there. I have done so much homework to find my preference of a sled and attributes that make it so versatile. This sled is my version of what I think the perfect sled is. Welcome to my article of the Ultimate Crosscut Sled with DUST COLLECTION!

Step 1: Break It Down!

1. Break down a piece of 3/4” plywood to a size to your preference. This is to be oversized and later broken down to final size on the table saw.

<p>How does that dust collector work? There is no dust at that point. </p>
I beg to differ. I have used crosscut sleds for several years and I always get dust on the surface of my sled by making cuts. That is why most people create dust channels on the fence. I made a second video on my second channel that shows just how much dust it does remove by performing one of the dustiest cuts I could think of. It didn't remove all of the dust by doing it but it removed about 90% of it
<p>Beg all you want. :) Most of the dust from the table saw is underneath the top. Very few sleds have a vacuum in that position. My dust collector is from under the saw. With it off some saw dust does collect on the top, with it on very little. Now if you also have a second dust collector where most of the dust is then you're good. That dust collector in that position will collect only a small percentage of the dust. </p><p>There is no way on God's green earth that dust collector in that position removed 90% of the dust from any cut. I can put a hose within an inch of the blade in front and it won't get that much of the dust. The spinning saw blade throws it down into the normal dust collection channel. Which is built into 99 % of all saws. If you are cross cutting a 12&quot; panel that collection nozzle is 12 &quot; from the cut at first. </p><p>But you do whatever floats your boat. Good build otherwise, a bit repetitive, but good. </p>
Well I must thank you for your &quot;constructive&quot; criticism. I know what I know because that's how are use it and it &quot;WORKS&quot;. Yes I have two, count them too, dust collectors. One in the bottom of the saw and one in the back of the sled. My video demonstrated that very well. Thank you for your words and I hope that you are doing well. See you in the comments.
<p>Dude. Step 19. Thank you!!!</p>
<p>more on that from the master... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbG-n--LFgQ</p>
Yea I give him all the credit in my video and show notes. He is the man!
<p>Sorry, I should have mentioned that.. thats where I found him too, from your recommendation! </p>
<p>I hadnt heard of Mr. Ng until you mentioned him in your video but im a big fan now haha</p>
You're welcome! I did want to clarify though that I did have a miss print on my numbers. The pivot point to the opposite end was 28.75 not 12.75 When I did my calculations I did use the correct number but I made the graphic wrong.
<p>STEP 19 - Why isn't it the length from pivot point to the left edge of the saw blade?</p>
Well to be honest, since it is not my equation, I really cannot give you a safe answer. That would be best answered by William Ng. I suppose you could do that but that is where you will need to make your correction with your point and feeler gauge since that is where you measured . However, you are utilizing both right and left sides of the blade so measuring the entire fence not only will simplify the margin of error but will take into account the entire sled and not just half of it
<p>Nice work mate</p>
Thank you!!!
<p>So glad this came up featured in an email today. I bet I had watched at least 10 videos on sled construction over the past week. And maybe one of them were as detailed as this one. As a novice I really like how you broke it down &quot;barney style&quot; for the newbies to understand. And the pacing of the video was just right. </p><p><br>New subscriber!! Thank so much. </p>
I try make my videos as instructive as possible. I always consider that there will be people watching this video who have just started in Woodworking and there are others that I've done it all their lives. Trying to balance those two can sometimes be tricky but apparently I am doing a pretty alright job.
<p>As soon as I get my own table saw, I'm building this!</p>
You will enjoy using it.
<p>That smile in the thumbnail made me stop.. that is a man proud of his baby! I'd love to see each track used.. Im newer to woodworking and have seen stop blocks clamped to the front fence, but two tracks.. that sounds amazing!</p>
You will love it too.
<p>Hold down features for safety and accuracy. You are designing out the mistakes for work of certainty. First class job!</p>
Thank you so much. I appreciate it!
<p>Wow, nice</p>
Thank you!!!

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