Build this Revolutionary Cross Cut Sled, for Newbies!

Detailed, step-by-step instructions for building this revolutionary new cross-cit sled that works without having to remove your blade guard. Let's start a blade guard revolution!


Micro Jig Grr-Ripper
Overpriced but invaluable, if that makes any sense. I have 2.

Measuring Tape - Lefty/Righty (FastCap)
Easy to read from both directions, and inexpensive.

Clamp - 12" (Jorgensen)
Jorgensen clamps are great.

Dust Mask
This is the dust mask I use. It fits my face really well, and doesn't fog my glasses.

Featherboard (Hedgehog)
Great featherboard.

Incra 12" Precision Marking T-Rule
I use this 12" version, but you can also get the 6" version from this link. You’ll need a pencil with a fine point.

Incra 6" Precision Marking T-Rule
I love this tool! I have the 12" version, but this is problably fine for most cases. You’ll need a pencil with a fine point.

Center Hole Punch
I like this adjustable center punch, but since you adjust it by turning the red handle, the handle has a tendency to come unscrewed. So I used some Loctite on one punch for normal use, and bought a second punch for when I need to adjust it.

Drill (Makita)
This isn’t my exact model, but it’s close.

Screws - GRK - #8 x 2"
I either use these or Spax screws, and both are the best.

Caliper - Fractional Dial
Highly rated analog caliper. Nice case.

Framing Square - 12 1/2" x 8" (Johnson)
Johnson makes great measuring tools.

Precision Steel Squares (Kaufhof)
I love these. Nice box, too.

Abrasive Cleaning Stick
Cleans sanding pads, belts, etc.