I have a long drive home every day,
which gets me to thinking. Tonight I was
thinking about how much of a pain my
tablesaw sled is. It's made of 3/4" ply
and mounted on an old 8" saw.
I won't be replacing that saw soon,
because I'd rather replace it with
something that's a bit out of my budget
at the time. But that sled stops me from
making through cuts on thicker wood. I
have to take one cut and then flip to
I was thinking that if the sled was of
thinner material, it would give me more
cutting depth, but thinner wood is
asking for trouble. So I thought of
aluminum. And immediately wondered why
I'd never heard of an aluminum sled.
Which makes me think that someone has
thought of it and rejected it for some
really good reason that I couldn't come
Is there a reason that a TS sled can't
be made out of 1/4" aluminum plate?
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