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Simple 5 cut method table saw sled calculator

Quickly calculate your table saw sled’s squareness using the 5 cut method
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1. Width of top of 5th cut (A)
1.3525

The edge that is farthest away from the fence.

2. Width of bottom of 5th cut (B)
1.3520

The edge that is closest to the fence.

3. Length of your piece from A to B
4.4645

4. Length of distance from pivot screw to correction
22

5. Is your pivot point to the left or right of you as the operator?
Right

The single screw remaining in the fence, as you stand in the saw operator’s position.

Correction amount:
0.00061597
Inches

⭐ Adjustment direction:
Adjust fence forward, pivoting toward the blade

If the value is <0.001" or 0.04mm,
your fence is square.

Error Ratio & Formulas
Step 1: Taper in the cutoff (A-B)
0.0004999999999999449

Step 2: Error per rotation (Step 1 ÷ 4)
0.00012499999999998623

Step 3: Error per inch (Step 2 ÷ length)
0.000028

Step 4: Correction amount (Step 3 * distance from pivot point to correction)
0.00061597
(A negative sign signifies direction, not distance)

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