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This DIY sliding crosscut table is the holy grail of table saw accessories for woodworkers. This sliding table will give your table saw up to 40 inches of cross cut capability which is far greater than using a miter gauge or a sled. It’s also much easier to use than a heavy sled and doesn’t reduce your blade height like a crosscut sled would. Unlike any manufactured sliding table, this homemade version has a removable fence that doesn’t need calibrated every time you put it back on. This build is for the serious woodworker and is quite costly but it still comes in at half the price of a manufactured sliding table. Besides a few common nuts and bolts I already had on-hand every piece of the sliding crosscut table is listed below.
There are no official plans but over on Patreon I’ve included 40+ detailed photos. In about a month I’ll post a video on Patreon with my thoughts and improvements and I’ll try and answer as many questions as I can. https://www.patreon.com/picciuto
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Supplies Used (Amazon links are affiliate)
48″ Angle Iron: https://bit.ly/3sDt3gM
Linear Rails 1200mm: https://amzn.to/3IT25Jo
Baltic Birch Plywood: https://bit.ly/3EWB0UH
Black Melamine: https://bit.ly/3Jd7HQ8
Square Tubing 3/4″: https://bit.ly/3ITO6Dg
5′ T-Slotted Framing Rail: https://bit.ly/3KRl2Pw
Extra Slide Blocks: https://amzn.to/3kOr0Ge
Flanged Socket Head Screws: https://bit.ly/3ZjVjUk
Black Laminate: https://bit.ly/3IQWqnj
Aluminum Fence: https://amzn.to/3Znl9Xk
Aluminum Angle 36″: https://bit.ly/3U3vBjP
Dowel Pin: https://bit.ly/41Ne1VI
Bearing Sleeve: https://amzn.to/41IBbN9
Inline Stop: https://amzn.to/3SO8NoF
On/Off Magnet (Coupon ‘DAVIDPICCIUTO’): http://bit.ly/3kSaWDd
HDPE Plastic Bar: https://bit.ly/3SREq0U
Flip Stop: http://bit.ly/3ms6nA7
Adhesive Tape Measure: https://amzn.to/3L5D40i
Tools Used (Amazon links are affiliate)
SawStop Table Saw: http://amzn.to/2E89suw
Track Saw: https://amzn.to/3KocY6t
Center Punch: https://amzn.to/3EWDKBj
Drill Press: https://amzn.to/2INfx1g
Step Bit: https://amzn.to/3KVfYtg
Belt Grinder: http://bit.ly/2MdkxAM
Router Lift: https://amzn.to/3zXDU7p
Yellow Paddles: https://amzn.to/3su2mfj
Milwaukee Portaband: https://amzn.to/3wZSQR8
Portaband Table: https://bit.ly/3x2m6qb
Transfer Screws: https://amzn.to/41CXiV8
Foredom Rotory Carver: https://amzn.to/3SLleSp
Little Bandsaw: https://amzn.to/2WwuhgH
Angle Grinder: https://amzn.to/3SO7TbL
Laminate Roller: https://amzn.to/3kS9uRh
Trim Router: https://amzn.to/3DuVUu3
25 Replies to “DIY Sliding Crosscut Table. Ultimate Tablesaw Accessory”
oh my god that's the best thing I've seen on woodworking/cabinetry related Youtube, maybe ever!
*40 inches ????
The BEST instructional video I have watched. Very well done. Thank you. I’m impressed.
"Wiggle saw" LMAO
Heck of a build you got there David. Question, are woodpecker squares worth the investment? Or are they woodworkers overkill?
GOD I am so easily distracted! The TV in the background is KILLING ME! ????
Duuuude! I see why you were so excited about this on the podcast! I hope my lazy self builds this someday soon!
I kind of like the MFT table concept for crosscuts, just seems easier and safer. Track saw for initial long rip cuts on sheet goods and then table saw for perfect parallel cuts. I think we try to use the table saw for everything when there are better tools
Seriously loved you in Batman.
Excellent work ????. Keep being creative.
This is a great project, it's simply irresistible and I definitely want you, baby! At first, I was just living on a prayer and thinking I'd have to jump, but I knew you'd never let me down with this thriller. Now I'm just footloose and hungry like the wolf. That eye protection came in handy with that drill press, too, saved you from having to do a safety dance at the hospital! I wanna rock with this slider! You're gonna be the envy of every Jack and Diane of the maker community, but don't get bad and let it go to your head and become a goody two shoes. With the slider bearings working in parallel, it's a rhythm nation of components that are so beautiful together, they could make doves cry.
I actually had the same idea for my table saw. Not in this size because unfortunately I don't have that much space.
So I think it's great what you've built there 🙂
greetings from Germany
ya, 5:22, this mod just moved to the top of my list to make, so i can play with the rails all day too
David, I think it's a good call NOT adding an adjustable miter. More functions introduce more compromises to the original idea. Great content, love you man
I'm a huge proponent of the sliding table – I prefer to get it as close to the blade as possible so mine replaces the left wing.
The first thing I realized though was that for panels and crosscuts the table is too slippery… So I have a quick mount crosscut table on mine with t-track near the blade. It doubles as a jointing/tapering sled which is a HUGE bonus!
I've been out of the loop with maker youtube for years now as I've been exploring other interests, and today I hear someone say the words "router sled" and my curiosity lands me right back in Dave's shop in a 2 hour old video and I just want to say I'm so glad to be back. Cheers, with all extremities intact ????????
You're going to need to watch dust and those bearings. The bearings are open and greased and grease eats saw dust like I do pasta
Add a small price of third rail , in center and roller.
Why not just use colored MDF? I mean I know we're WAY behind Europe with MR MDF (most US distributors deny it exists) while Valchromat dominates Europe and Atlantic Plywood has started to carry it but no Home Depot or Lowes. I've even inquired about it with a distributor and was told it wasn't a thing… Tell that to Europe.
I’ve been excited to see this since the podcast. Great idea well executed. Thanks very much for the detailed materials list. Keep on keeping on man. Love your stuff.
That's cool ????
Ok I know Online Metals is probably at least a shadow sponsor but let's give some love to Metal Supermarket which is widely available and has outlets all over. If we have one in Lexington, KY you're probably close to one too
Noo I got rick rolled ????????
13:32 you can get shim stock designed for that purpose
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