You could also use an old saw blade by just grinding all the teeth off. There is a special version of a saw sanding disk. It has a slight taper to the surface so when the blade is put on the saw and the blade is tipped to make the taper 90 degrees to the table. then the sandpaper will only touch the wood you are sanding in the very middle. This makes all the sanding marks on the wood horizontal and also eliminates a lot of the burning of the sandpaper. you could also put the steel disk on the saw and lower the blade so only the top edge was above the table. Then use a file or stone or sandpaper to smooth the edge. Just some thoughts.
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Nice work, and the board on the waste side is a must. My comment at the end of my instructions could have been more clear about needing something to catch the waste even if you don't make another sled for that side."This second sled also works as a platform to catch the cut-off pieces to keep them from dropping down to the saw table and sometimes having the blade grab them and throw them at you."
Yes you could do this by extending the board front, back and right side and then limiting the amount of blade travel so you don't cut the front and back area that connects to the right side. However that would make the sled a lot larger, with no real advantage over just using a board or a right side sled.
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Really Nice Miter SledView Instructable »
Boy! not only is it discontinued, you can't find it anywhere on the web, new or used. If your saw has the front and rear rack and pinion parts it seems like you should be able to fabricate a fence pretty easily. Just needs a piece of aluminum angle, with a slot for the alignment pin, screwed to a block of wood and a nice straight piece of hardwood for the fence. you should be able to improvise or find a piece of hardware to clamp it to the rails. You could even design a bunch of features into the fence to allow additional add-ons. You could then produce an instructable. Now you've got me thinking about ideas for a custom fence.
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DeWalt Table Saw EnhancementsView Instructable »
Here is a photo of my sled with the features I added for safety. I also added a hold down clamp and an adjustable stop to use when the cut length is longer that the front fence. When I am holding small pieces to cut with my fingers I hold them tightly up against the plastic shield over the blade which prevents them from getting in the blade path. However, usually I will use the hold down as seen in the photo
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I built a similar sled and quickly realized that I needed to put a block of wood where the blade exits the sled to enclose the exiting saw blade to prevent ever having my thumbs in the path of the blade. I also put a piece of Plexiglas from the front to the rear fence above the blade to prevent anything flying off the blade from hitting be in the face, and also to prevent my fingers from getting too close to the blade path.
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