Originally Posted by NateHanson
You can rip narrower workpieces by making a sled that holds the workpiece, and that you rip the workpiece on top off. It would be a long piece of 3/4" ply, perhaps 12" wide, with a 6" wide strip screwed to the top of it.
Put the workpiece next to the 6" strip, and run your saw on top of the 6" strip, setting the blade to just cut through the workpiece.
Nate, thanks for the 'sled' idea. I read the description slowly & carefully and think I get it. Just to be sure ....
- when you say "rip narrower pieces" are you talking about the entire piece being narrow or the portion to be removed being narrow?
- I would still use a fence/guide clamped on top of the 6" piece
- This allows cutting narrower pieces that could not easily be clamped by themselves?
- but wouldn't this narrow piece still have to be clamped to keep it from moving and wouldn't these clamps get in the way of the blade path on a narrow piece?
- the saw blade would cut into the base plywood just a little, right?
- the base would keep the cut portion from falling
Do I have most of this right?
I think maybe I have seen pictures of these sleds somewhere on this site so I will see if I can dig them up.