1-in. Stop Block for Multiple Cutoffs

When you have to crosscut a whole pile of short pieces to the same length, clamp a specially dedicated block of wood to the table saw fence.

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To get furniture-grade crosscuts, you have to use a table saw. When Travis crosscuts a whole pile of short pieces to the same length, he clamps a specially dedicated block of wood to the table saw fence. Its an old standard trick, but the difference is that his block is laminated for easy sliding, and more important, its exactly 1 in. thick. He clamps the block on the fence and adjusts the table saw fence gauge to the desired length, plus 1 in., and saws the pieces. The 1-in. thickness eliminates any head-scratching and mistakes from using any old scrap block. For safety, he positions the block so the workpiece hes cutting loses contact with the block before the cut begins. That all but eliminates any chance of kickback.

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