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10" craftsman sled

It is possible to crosscut a cabinet door 15"w x 27"H on this 10" table saw. I would imagine I would need a sled but the groove is not square. It has a weird profile for a proprietary piece. I prefer to buy a fence rather then spending weeks making one. Any thoughts.
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post #2 of 10 Old 06-24-2020, 11:12 PM
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forget about a sled for that saw

Because the miter slots are "proprietary" that is "T" shaped, no guide bars will fit them. You can crosscut a 15" wide board or panel using the fence, however. In your case you will need 27" between the fence and the blade. Do you have that?



It's just a crappy saw and you would be better off using a different approach. There are You Tube videos that show how to make a guide for crosscutting that has rails to keep your circular saw from deviating from 90 degrees. This is one of many:

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)

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Find a circular saw, measure the distance from the blade to the edge of the plate the saw comes out of.

Clamp you piece down, mark out your cut line, then the distance left or right of the line that the blade offset was.

Clamp a strait board to use as a fence on the offset line.

Rinse and repeat.

One tool I would recommend getting is a plunge cut track saw for making the above process much easier and quicker.

There are very affordable options on the market, you dont need to break the bank on a Festool.

As far as making that table saw more functional for home made jigs, and sleds, just grind the notches on the mitre tracks out with a cut off wheel on a grinder.


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Well I was thinking my sliding miter saw can cut 16" boards but......it turns out that some of my doors are 18" wide so the track saw may be an option. Any of you guys have one? Looks like it uses off ball blade like a 6 1/2". Do the tracks come in different lengths? If the saw locks into the track like with a dove tail that would be a cool and safe feature. I hate conventional circular saws.
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Try this for a sled

https://************/y8x32rae

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Try this for a sled

https://************/y8x32rae

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OK, this one
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OK, this one
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OK, that isn't going to work. Search miter track rails on Amazon

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What about one of these. Says it will crosscut 19" . Wonder if anyone else makes a sliding saw like this.
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Well I was thinking my sliding miter saw can cut 16" boards but......it turns out that some of my doors are 18" wide so the track saw may be an option. Any of you guys have one? Looks like it uses off ball blade like a 6 1/2". Do the tracks come in different lengths? If the saw locks into the track like with a dove tail that would be a cool and safe feature. I hate conventional circular saws.
I have a track saw. I have the Makita set up, but I saw a kit at menards for 200 inluding the saw and the track. If I knew about it before I got the Makita, I would have gotten it.

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