DIY Sliding Crosscut Table. Ultimate Tablesaw Accessory

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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.

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Supplies Used (Amazon links are affiliate)
48″ Angle Iron:
Linear Rails 1200mm:
Baltic Birch Plywood:
Black Melamine:
Square Tubing 3/4″:
5′ T-Slotted Framing Rail:
Extra Slide Blocks:
Flanged Socket Head Screws:
Black Laminate:
Aluminum Fence:
Aluminum Angle 36″:
Dowel Pin:
Bearing Sleeve:
Inline Stop:
On/Off Magnet (Coupon ‘DAVIDPICCIUTO’):
HDPE Plastic Bar:
Flip Stop:
Adhesive Tape Measure:

Tools Used (Amazon links are affiliate)
SawStop Table Saw:
Track Saw:
Center Punch:
Drill Press:
Step Bit:
Belt Grinder:
Router Lift:
Yellow Paddles:
Milwaukee Portaband:
Portaband Table:
Transfer Screws:
Foredom Rotory Carver:
Little Bandsaw:
Angle Grinder:
Laminate Roller:
Trim Router:


25 Replies to “DIY Sliding Crosscut Table. Ultimate Tablesaw Accessory”

  1. oh my god that's the best thing I've seen on woodworking/cabinetry related Youtube, maybe ever!

  2. The BEST instructional video I have watched. Very well done. Thank you. I’m impressed.

  3. Heck of a build you got there David. Question, are woodpecker squares worth the investment? Or are they woodworkers overkill?

  4. GOD I am so easily distracted! The TV in the background is KILLING ME! ????

  5. Duuuude! I see why you were so excited about this on the podcast! I hope my lazy self builds this someday soon!

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. Hello,

    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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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!

  12. 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 ????????

  13. 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

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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

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