Once in a while I have a few crosscuts that exceed the capability of my table saw miter gauge or my crosscut sled and since I prefer to use my table saw for crosscutting versus my miter saw, because of it’s accuracy and versatility, I found a technique that works and is super accurate.
There are any number of ways to attach an extension arm to my sled so I could clamp on a stop block to make multiple cuts that are repeatable and equally accurate, but they can get in the way and or even just clumsy.
This technique is as simple as they get and can be easily adapted for use on just about any miter gauge or crosscut sled and requires nothing more than a pencil.
Some of you have already been asking why I don’t simply mark the length on the board and then register THAT mark against the sled’s kerf? The reason is simple, since making the sled I’ve used a couple of different blades on my tablesaw.
At some point one of those blades was thicker than the current one I have mounted on the arbor. The result is that the kerf has been altered slightly, widened to be exact. But it’s not enough to make me trash this sled and build a new one.
So rather than doing a number of test cuts to ensure it’s lined up properly, this little trick takes care of business for me.
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