Modified Incra Express Sled
Several years ago I purchased Incra's Express sled for cross cuts on the TS. The sled works fine for cross cuts on relative small workpieces.
Recently I needed to cut some large workpieces, namely the floor and lid for a cedar chest. The standard Express Sled was way to small for such large cuts. The lid for example is 23 x 42 inches.
I looked at the Incra 5000 with its own miter gauge and fence, but it was to expensive in light of my already having the ES with incra's V27 and an add on Incra Fence.
I phoned Mark Mueller and found that I could buy the panels for the 5000 and install them on the aluminum plate for the ES.
I put the panels on sled this morning and it's a really sweet set up now.
I can do cross cuts up to 30" with the arrangement and the width of the panels is such that the extention for the fence is completely supported for the 42" wide cut, it's all that I had hoped for. Very safe and easy to handle. When I ordered the parts from Mark, he made the remark that the modifications would make the sled very heavy, but in my opinion it is not so. Needless to say, I'm very happy with it.
Last edited by Jerry Bowen; 05-20-2015 at 10:04 AM.