Simple Jigs and Techniques #3: Table Saw Sled Mod for ShopSmith
I just posted my new table saw sled, inspired by kiefer’s versatile version. There is a problem, however, with using such a sled on a ShopSmith and that is simply that because on a SS the table tilts, the line on which the saw blade intersects with the plane of the table top moves as you change the angle.
My solution was to make a 45 degree ramp to fit my new sled. I have made these before as stand alone jigs with a miter slot fitting strip on the bottom but this one is part of the new sled and fits right in, in either of two orientations.
It could be made adjustable quite easily and if I ever have call to accurately crosscut angles other than 45 degrees, I may do that but for now a really accurate 45 is all I need.
As these pictures were taken before the sled was finished, here’s the finished version. Lack of organization seems to have got in the way of a finished shot with the jig. :-)
Here’s an earlier version on my trusty old 10 ER back home on Vancouver Island.
Thanks for looking in,
-- The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.