|Forum topic by Chewmanfoo||posted 11-21-2014 05:30 PM||896 views||0 times favorited||0 replies|
11-21-2014 05:30 PM
My makita miter saw has a nice feature where I can flip a little stop near the big hinge of the saw and it prevents it from going down all the way when you cut. This allows me to nibble away wood to make a nice rabbit. I know there are a bunch of other ways to do this, but this one works for me.
I would like to make a repositionable stop for a track for the saw which gives an automatic 3/4” and 1.5” distance for cutting rabbits for dimensional lumber. It would have to have three stops. The first is flipped down for the first cut. You lift that stop and the next stop is 3/4” away which creates a 3/4” rabbit. You flip that stop up and the last stop is 1.5” away, which makes a rabbit for 2-by lumber.
I’d make the stops, but that would require hinges which were less than 3/4” wide. I investigated the commercially available stops out there:
Anybody have any ideas? I know that stop blocks would work – a single flip stop with 2 3/4” blocks to sit beside it. But it’s not what I want.
I want something like this: