I have the Kreg Precision Miter Gauge System and love it for crosscutting pieces between 6" and 30". But for smaller pieces, holding them gets a little hairy and for longer pieces, I run out of room to the left of my TS blade. I am getting ready to build a crosscut sled, to provide some stock support on crosscuts, handle small pieces more easily, and take advantage of the room to the right of my blade (I have 52" rails on my SawStop). I want to incorporate the Kreg fence, trak, gauge, and swing or production stop into the cross cut sled, but also want to keep the fence movable for cutting miters. I see that Kreg sells 48" sections of the heavy duty trak and gauge tape and I'm sure that will be used, but I'm looking for ideas from anyone who has made a crosscut sled using the Kreg trak for the fence. There's a video where Scott Phillips attached a 48" section of heavy duty tra..., and I like the capacity, but also want the other benefits that come with crosscutting on a sled. My current thought would require my Precision Miter Gauge System to sacrifice itself, with the miter slot bar becoming the slot bar for the sled, keeping the miter gauge part, but using a longer bolt to account for the thickness of the sled, then drilling into the miter slot bar at another location to affix it to the sled.
If you've made one, seen one, or have an idea, I'd love to hear from you. If there are Kreg people lurking, are there any plans for making a piece of heavy duty trak with a bolt-down location on the bottom so that it can be more easily adapted to a sled? I'd rather keep my Precision Miter Gauge intact and not have the half-moon dial on the front affixed to a sled, but instead use a gauge running along the side of the sled to set miter angle. Sure would be a great addition to the Kreg arsenal.
Thanks everyone for your thoughts on this.