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Posted on Has Anyone Purchased a "Stop Block" set from MLCS

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#1 posted 04-09-2013 10:28 PM


Look at the picture. These stops are made so that the stop has to be on the right side of the workpiece. They won’t work if they are on the left.

The usual use for stop blocks on a table saw is on a crosscut sled or on a miter gauge extension. If you put this stop block on the right, it’s on the waste side and holds the offcut trapped between the blade and the stop. Typically, you use a stop on the left side. You can’t do that with this item.

Of course, I think these stops are too short to be useful on most sleds or miter gauge extensions. The fence height is usually 4” or more. These don’t look long enough to be useful.

You have a better shot using them on a router table, but only to stop the end of the cut. You couldn’t use them to control the start of a cut. You have the same problem with the fence height.

Other than the length, you could use them on a drill press table. Typically you can set the stop on either side for most tasks.

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