Hs anyone ever made a crosscut sled that keeps the factory blade guard? I
have e PM66, and am considering making one. I think its possible by
creating a large "bridge" over the highest point the guard goes on the back
side of the sled?
Why not just use a piece of lexan from front fence to back fence over the
top of the blade? I put one on the miter sled I built ... picture on the
jigs and shop fixtures page. Seems like it serves the same purpose with a
lot less fuss.
More trouble than it's worth. It'll bang against the front fence and
make through cuts impossible. Scrap the OEM guard and make an inverted
box type guard that drops into grooves cut into the front and rear
Yes, but only a tiny one. It was like the usual sled design, but
"single-sided". The fence stayed entirely in front of the blade and
the back of the sled had an open slot for the blade. I made the fence
twice as thick (2x 3/4" ply) and kept the sled's table narrow to
maintain some rigidity,
It didn't work as a real crosscut sled, but it was handy for accurate
chop-off work in 2"x2"s.
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