Mitre saw stop

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Project by Phil B. posted 03-15-2018 08:52 PM 3065 views 13 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to design stops that would slide down the track and tuck around the corner of my bench, when I’m cutting lumber and other wood that is longer than the bench. I originally tried a hinge mechanism so the stop would flip up, but I couldn’t find a hinge that was tight enough to eliminate play.
The splines made it easy to get the lengths perfect at square.
The lower T-slot has an adjustable stop for holding mitered pieces in place, to eliminate any warping. The stop is 3/8” of an inch thick, so adjusting the length on the tape is easy.
Quite by accident, I discovered the 45 degree angle process, for cutting repetitive miters of flat stock. It holds really tight, and works great. This is my first stop block on the old mitre bench, and what a time saver !

-- Phil, DWG files at

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#1 posted 03-15-2018 08:54 PM

Wood workers are just very clever people! It never ceases to amaze me!

-- When you leave your shop for the night, make sure you can always count to 10.

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#2 posted 03-15-2018 09:19 PM

This is a nice stop and should be very reliable.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#3 posted 03-15-2018 09:52 PM

Thats a great stop, should work with percision.

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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#4 posted 03-16-2018 12:06 AM

Thanks guys…really enjoying it in the last few days when doing repetitive cuts.

-- Phil, DWG files at

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#5 posted 03-16-2018 07:50 AM

You should patent this design and work with Rockler etc, to manufactureout of metal

-- Thank You Trevor OBrion

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#6 posted 03-16-2018 01:12 PM

Well done Phil, Kreg will be jealous :)

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#8 posted 03-16-2018 08:18 PM

That is super clever, well done.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#9 posted 03-17-2018 01:58 PM

Very smart and very well, clean made.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 03-23-2018 03:28 PM

Awesome, thanks for sharing

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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