Every table saw user has a sled. It's used for user safety and stability of the work piece being cut. I was thinking of making my own, but ended up otherwise and opted for the Incra Miter 5000. I went with Incra because I love their router table system. Being blessed to have used such nice precision tools, I opted for it again.
The installation of the Miter 5000 was very straight forward and the install guide was excellent. The kit comes in the following pieces.
- Left sled
- Right sled
- Miter bar
- Miter gauge
- Fence and accessories
Here, I was dismounting the miter gauge from the left sled so I could install the miter bar beneath it. The miter bar itself is very adjustable to multiple sizes of miter slots. The default miter bar was set with a 1/32nd of an inch too narrow which meant half a turn clock wise in all the plastic spindles to tighten the bar up to the slot so it did not wiggle, but still allowed for movement.
|Left side with the fine micro adjuster installed|
Just make sure the saw blade is at a 90 degrees using a machinist angle.
|Before the cut|
|After the cut.|
|Both boards cut and left sled installed back into the miter slot. The kerf line sits between both the left and right sled.|
|Incra miter gauge and micro adjusters.|
|Incra Miter 500 installed on a Grizzly G0691 table saw|