I snagged this NOS Record #169 Bench Stop off ebay a couple years ago. I didn’t exactly ‘need’ it for anything. Definitely an impulse buy. But for less than $20 shipped…....what the hell.
Its been collecting dust ever since I bought it. In fact, it was buried under a bunch of other crap in my old shop (in my old house). I forgot I even had it LOL. But it turned back up after I moved into my new house, so once I got my new bench, I decided to go ahead and install it (mainly so I waouldn’t lose it again). The pictures pretty much say it all. The wooden stop slides up and down in the cast iron base (which is mounted under the bench with three wood screws). When needed, I can raise the stop to the desired height, then tighten the wingnut to hold it in place. When its not needed, it drops down flush with the top of the bench.