shoedo wrote:Does anyone on this forum use the sled? If so, how are the holes used during operation and is it a worthwhile addition to the Shopsmith? The photos are screen shots. The Shopsmith website doesn't show the face of the sled so it's difficult for me to know if these are predrilled during the manufacturing process or if the previous owner drilled the holes.
The holes come pre-drilled from SS. They are designed to set the fence a pre-determined angles.
To quote from the SS web page that lists the sled...
"The aluminum fence adjusts quickly for 90-degree, 45-degree, 36-degree, 30-degree and 22.5-degree angle cuts to make precise miters for four, five, six, or eight-sided projects."
I have never used mine for angle cuts but I use it all the time for 90 degree cuts and it works fantastically. I wouldn't be with out it.