This table saw sled came to me in a dream.
And like all dreams, reality came crashing down when I learned a version of it already existed (oh cruel world).
Still, this version of the multi-sled is cheap, easy to build, and gives you accurate and repeatable cuts with very little set up time.
This is one of the most versatile table saw jigs in my shop. You can use it as:
- A tapering jig for angled rip cuts and crosscuts from 0° to 180°
- A straight line rip jig in place of a jointer (no jointer? Read this)
- A crosscut sled in a pinch (though I recommend having a dedicated crosscut sled)
And the added stop block and hold down clamps make repeatable cuts a cinch.
(Side note: We just upgraded the stop block with a brass knob that has a knurled head 2.5x bigger than the old one. It allows much more surface area to hold onto and crank down on.)