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Jigs are used to hold a workpiece to ensure consistent alignment of the workpiece to a tool or to another workpiece. An example of the use of a jig is to enable the pen crafter to make repeatable cuts in a pen blank for inlays or segmentation.


A good sled design has several design elements.

  • A sled should keep your hands away from moving saw blades.
  • A blade guard is necessary to keep you from coming into contact with the moving saw blade.
  • It should hold the piece while being cut and after the cut.
  • It should not allow the piece or the off-cut to be grabbed by the saw blade.


Table Saw Sleds

Band Saw Sleds

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