Is using a sled on a table saw safer than using the splitter, or is it just personal preference?
John Brock: I never thought of it like that. I use a splitter when ripping longer stock so it won’t bind back into the back of the blade. I use the sled for cross cutting, and finer precision.
Mark Hensley: I would use the splitter for ripping and the sled for cross cutting and small parts.
Carol Reed: A sled is most often used for crosscutting. The splitter serves best when ripping to width.