Tue, Oct 24, 2006, 5:25am (EDT-3) email@example.com (RayV) doth
All of the cutoff sleds linked have the fence in the back. I'm guessing
so the fence can help push the piece through the blade. On my sled I
have the fence mounted toward the front but I'm not sure why. Maybe it
is because this is the first sled I ever saw
Different people use different terms. I've seen people call what I
would call the back of a sled, the front. When I say the back of a
sled, I mean the edge nearest me when using it. I take it that's what
Most of my sleds have fences front and back. That's because I
usually run a piece from the front fence to the back that holds a clamp
to hold the wood in place if desired.
Other sleds I just use the back fence. Partly to push the wood,
partly to make it easier to hold it in place. I don't think I'd prefer
a fence just in the front of a sled.
I just glued up a small sled last night, that's very simple, for a
special project. Once I do the work on that, I'me not sure if I'll toss
the sled, or modify it to use on something else. Probably just toss it,
as I'm in the process of making a larger sled, with front and rear
fences, and a clamp. After that, I'll make another large sled, with
just a rear fence.
Saw sleds are very useful, but they ain't rocket science.
It's not hard, if you get your mind right.
- Granny Weatherwax