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    "All Seasons" sled for table saw

    Good day

    I made small TS sled (half sled) to cut boards that are up to 15"~16" wide.

    The sled is a "Push sled" type that is made of a left-over piece from 5/16" thick "Floor panel".

    If you will not see any screws that are connecting the fence to the sled, it's because.......there are no screws...the fence is Super-glued to the sled.

    Because of the method that I use, I'm very confident that the fence is square to the blade so I don't use any screws but, just glue it to the sled.

    I called it "all seasons" because the runner is narrower by 1/32"~1/16" than the miter slot width so, it will never bind due to weather changes.

    On the last picture you'll see the distance from the sled fence to the center of the blade - 40cm=15-3/4".

    Regards
    niki

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    Quote Originally Posted by Niki Avrahami View Post
    I called it "all seasons" because the runner is narrower by 1/32"~1/16" than the miter slot width so, it will never bind due to weather changes.

    Looks good and if it works for you then great.

    For me, to help in the expanding and contracting during seasons, I use corian for my runners. As best I can tell corian doesn't swell or shrink. But what works for one doesn't work for all.

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    Niki,

    You are the Ron Popeil of woodworking!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Popeil
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    “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Jones View Post
    I use corian for my runners. As best I can tell corian doesn't swell or shrink. But what works for one doesn't work for all.
    To tell you the truth, I don't even know how Corian looks like....I make the runners from Oak

    Quote Originally Posted by Rennie Heuer View Post
    Niki,

    You are the Ron Popeil of woodworking!
    Oh yes, I've seen him on many "shopping channels" around the world

    You can stick to me the "but wait, there is more" but certenly not the "how much you would pay"

    After reading his life story, it looks to me that he doesn't need all our small gadgets.....without any problem he can buy a $25,000 slider...CNC, System 32 and.......somebody to do the work for him......small amateurs like me will continue to suffer with a small router, small table saw and small unheated garage...but, I enjoy it sooooo much

    Regards
    niki

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    Another bit of Niki's brilliance. I like that EB saw as well....pity they dont sell them in the US
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    Thank you Patrick

    There is no EB any more, everything is now "Metabo"

    I don't think that it would sell in USA, you know the Made in Germany prices....

    It costs around $2000 including the sliding table (39" before the blade) but does not have the normal miter gauge slots (only one of 3/8" wide on the left of the blade).

    Very quite induction motor, superb dust extraction (even with my shop vac) and all the other "EU safety regulations".

    Regards
    niki

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    I was looking just today and saw that it's now Metabo. Metabo over here only sells a small benchtop unit and it's $600.

    I'd prefer to have one like yours to a typical table saw available here anyday and it's in metric
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