Table Saw Sled..

Introduction: Table Saw Sled..

This is a sled I made for my RIDGID-r-4511 granite top table saw..

It has a removable, Plexiglas blade guard...For cleaning..Never seen one before, Thought I'd get creative...The sleds base is 1/2 inch plywood.

The runners are solid oak..

I trued the fence, using the four cut method..

Waxed my granite top...slides like a dream..

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    5 Discussions

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    LynxSys
    LynxSys

    4 months ago

    I really like your implementation of the blade guard because it keeps the blade visually obvious, unlike a lot of sled blade guards, which hide the blade. I think the clear blade guard probably makes it much harder to absentmindedly put your hands in a dangerous place.

    Do you find that a lot of dust clings to the Plexiglas, or is the static manageable?

    Also, a suggestion: You might consider adding a piece of aluminum bar or right angle stock to the bottom edge of your blade guard (right across the bottom edge of the Plexiglas, closest to the saw operator and bridging the gap between the blade guard's two wooden sides). That way, if you weren't paying attention and were about to start cutting into the Plexiglas guard, you would feel and hear your saw start cutting through aluminum, which wouldn't damage your blade but would definitely get your attention!

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    themanwoaname
    themanwoaname

    4 years ago

    im really glad people can post anything on instructables.

    we have knex projects. a plywood sheet used as a slide that's only leaning on a wall. and now this.

    congrats.

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    Ag800Hans
    Ag800Hans

    4 years ago

    Although it looks like it's pretty well-built, I'm not sure if that's true, seeing how it seems that you completely missed the point of this website and what people post. I was certainly eager to see the process in photos and the directions of its build typed out, but to my disappointment, there's not even one step. Please update this or make another one, explaining as you go through the steps when you construct it... Although its only a tease, Thanks for sharing

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    seamster
    seamster

    4 years ago

    This looks like a great sled! I've got a buddy with that same saw, and i really like it. Kinda sad that home depot only carried them for such a short time!

    Do you have any photos of the build process for your sled? Any additional photos and descriptions you could add would be great for anyone not particularly familiar with how to build a nice sled. Just a thought! :)

    Welcome the site!