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Project by ChuckM posted 09-08-2011 09:32 PM 2324 views 9 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These two shop aids allow you to make safe cuts on the mitre saw or tablesaw cross-cut sled, without binding. If you’re cutting very small pieces, add a fence to the mitre saw first.

You can refer to the PWM Oct 2010 issue for the spring-loaded stop block. The holding aid is just a scrap piece with a dry wall screw driven into it.

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#1 posted 09-08-2011 10:34 PM

WOW thats cool, I’m gonna have to make one of these.. thanks for the post

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#2 posted 09-08-2011 11:31 PM

That’s a cool jig.
Thanks for sharing.

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#3 posted 09-08-2011 11:32 PM

Good idea.

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#4 posted 09-09-2011 07:29 AM

Going to make those and throw them on the shelf under the miter saw.
Thanks Chuck.

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#5 posted 09-09-2011 06:17 PM

Looks like a great idea …thanks : )

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#6 posted 09-11-2011 02:49 PM

Can you explain the spring loaded stop block, I just dont see what that gets you.

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#7 posted 09-11-2011 03:58 PM

Hi Pat,

From the PWM (Oct. 2010):

“Commercial stop blocks for miter saws are located on the left side of the blade, which makes it difficult to cut identical, short pieces. To overcome this, I made a spring-loaded stop block that can be placed on either side of the blade. It consists of two parts: a stationary block that is clamped to the miter saw fence and a swing block that can be flipped up to prevent binding when the stock is cut.

Clamp the jig in place according to the length of piece you need. Before you cut, lift the swing block out of the way so the offcut doesn’t bind.”

Is it clearer now?

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patcollins

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#8 posted 09-11-2011 06:06 PM

Thanks Chuck

Never really thought of binding before, id probably move my piece by raising up the stop block LOL. I did find out the importance of a fence on a small piece since i had a small cutoff shoot back from my miter saw and put a dent in the hood of my car.

Thats a piece of flooring isn’t it?

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ChuckM

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#9 posted 09-11-2011 06:58 PM

Eagle eye, Pat. Hardwood floor left-over.

Flipping up the moveable arm makes repetitive cuts easy and with the use of a fence in the case of small pieces, eliminates any shoot back. Glad to know that you were not the final destination of the shoot back.

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#10 posted 09-11-2011 11:44 PM

nice trick!

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