Strongsville, OH – Northeast Ohio tool manufacturer, Woodpeckers, recently announced the launch of their newest tool, the AutoScale Miter Sled. Through some clever engineering, the end of the support fence remains calibrated to the blade at every angle, meaning the laser-engraved scale and the flip stop deliver the same precise dimension at every angle setting.
In addition to the automatically adjusting fence, Woodpeckers added indexed stops to set the angle for 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-, 8- and 12-sided objects. To accommodate complex moldings and compound angles, you can get the AutoScale for both the right and left side of your saw.
While miter cuts are crucial, most woodworkers first consider a miter sled because they need a better way to handle wide cross-cuts. To ensure flawless wide panel cuts, Woodpeckers put two T-slot washers on the front end of the runner, not just one. This provides extra support when you’re using the full 24″ cross-cut capacity. If your saw doesn’t have a T-slot, the washers come off in seconds. The miter bar has a series of 5 leaf springs along the edge. If the slot is inconsistent, the springs expand or compress to keep the bar aligned and the feed resistance uniform.
The optional “Drop Zone” table fits beside the AutoScale to catch offcuts. It has a stop system to safely index very short workpieces. The Drop Zone is symmetrical so just one will work with either right- or left-side AutoScales.
Woodpeckers has focused on the needs of hobbyist woodworkers since 1988 and began manufacturing the majority of their offerings in 1993. The company makes precision layout tools, router tables and lifts, innovative clamping tools, carbide-tipped woodturning tools and a wide variety of helpful shop products. Their facility houses a vast array of computer-controlled mills and lathes and employs over 200 skilled American workers.
Complete details on the AutoScale Miter Sled can be found at the Woodpeckers website: woodpeck.com.