edflorence wrote:The new MLCS catalog showed up today and one of the newer products caught my eye. It is the Vertex Multi-Angle Sled which is a combination sled and holding device that lets you work on the ends of long pieces held vertically. It looks pretty handy in that it would allow you to cut end miters without tilting the table. The description says the miter bar on the sled can be adjusted to fit most miter slots. Just wondering if anyone has tried it on their shopsmith and whether it works.
Also, I seem to recall that many moons ago Shopsmith offered a similar sort of sled. Is my imagination playing tricks on me or does someone else also remember Shopsmith making a tilting sled like this?
SS did for the 'joint matic'.
Good memory, JPG! On the strength of your recollection I did an image search for Joint Matic and came up with this:
I wonder if this came only as part of the Joint Matic or if it could be bought alone as an accessory. It looks like it could be even handier than the Vertex sled, since it looks like it is capable of angling from 0 to about 75 or so. Although without detents or positive stops, it would take more care to set up. During the same search I also came across this picture of what appears to be a shop-made version of the same sled:
If anyone has made such a sled I would be interested in hearing how well it works and what benefits it offers over tilting the table.
Mark 5 of various vintages, Mini with reversing motor, bs, dc3300, jointer, increaser, decreaser