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Cross-cut Stop Block

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Project by TheDane posted 06-25-2016 12:45 AM 1523 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Like most of us, I have been clamping a stop-block to the fence when doing cross-cut on the tablesaw to keep the cut-off from getting caught between the fence and the spinning blade.

This little fixture is infinitely easier. It is exactly 2 inches wide, and has a cleat on the back that catches the edge of the table … I just add 2 inches to the length I want to cut and fire away.

Full disclosure: This is my adaptation of a fixture I saw Kevin Rodel using in a Fine Woodworking video.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"





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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 06-25-2016 01:33 AM

Seems like I saw Norm Abram do that too… way back when…

Good way to go…

... or use a crosscut sled… :)

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#2 posted 06-25-2016 02:09 AM

Nice. The best part of this solution is that it is so simple – something that is always worth getting right.

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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#3 posted 06-25-2016 07:56 PM

Great simple idea, thanks.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 06-25-2016 08:32 PM

... or use a crosscut sled… :)

I actually have a couple of sleds, but they don’t work well with the SawStop over-arm dust collection system (which, with a 2hp cyclone, does a pretty good job of collecting dust at the source).

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#5 posted 09-04-2017 07:25 PM

I tried this with a 1” board and the board kept sliding on me is the reason I came up with my clamped version. Maybe the 2” wide had enough friction to hold it in place or did you us sandpaper or double sided tape to hold it in place. You can see I made minor modification to my version: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/335873

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#6 posted 09-04-2017 10:56 PM

I tried this with a 1” board and the board kept sliding on me is the reason I came up with my clamped version. Maybe the 2” wide had enough friction to hold it in place or did you us sandpaper or double sided tape to hold it in place. You can see I made minor modification to my version: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/335873

- MNBsr

The cleat on the bottom is sufficient to hold it in place … it grabs the edge of the table. I did not use sandpaper or double-faced tape.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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