Which Is Safer: Sled or Splitter?

Which Is Safer: Sled or Splitter?

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.

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