Precision Miter Sled for use on a Table Saw

Precision Miter Sled for use on a Table Saw

Paul M.
Here is a DIY miter sled that can be used on a table saw. Several manufactures make a similar jig, but none that I have found are as precise as this one. You construct it with a 5.5mm plywood underlayment measuring 17" x 17". Buy aluminum channel and add aluminum block insert threaded so the offset block has a threaded hole aligned with the flange of the channel edges (both channels). After adjusting and connecting the channels so that the closed position allows the 2 channels to be flat and parallel. Attach one channel to the plywood so the fixed channel is perpendicular to the direction of travel on the sled. Place a miter guide channel to the bottom of sled to fit into your miter slot on the table saw. Measure a one foot radius from the pivot point of the channels and construct your own protracter measuring guide. A 12" radius, 1/4" chord is 1 degree precisely. Correct me if I'm wrong here. Now you have a miter sled that will cut accurately to 1/4 of a degree. Cost to build is about 27US all available at the home depot (but you will get enough material to build 4 of them, so see if you have some of these materials laying around.) Regards and goodluck. #Paul_Moyer
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