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Forum topic by Fuzzybearz posted 05-20-2019 03:01 AM 334 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-20-2019 03:01 AM

Hey guys. My miter saw fence stops about 13” short and I need a way to cut 5” pieces repeatedly. Unfortunately they don’t make track stops with an extra 8” on the stop lever, how do I get another 8” so that I get closer to the miter blade?


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#1 posted 05-20-2019 03:43 AM

Looking for a stop like this.

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#2 posted 05-20-2019 10:59 AM

Cut a piece of scrap wood the right length and attach it to your existing stop? If there’s not a good way to attach it, clamp it to the fence instead, at the right location? Slide the existing stop up next to it for a little more support, to keep the clamped piece from moving? You don’t say what you mean by “repeatedly”. Are you doing this all for one project, and then you’re done with it, or do you mean repeatedly over weeks, months, etc?

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#3 posted 05-21-2019 12:24 AM

That’s the thing I don’t know how I would attach it to my existing stop. I do make these cuts repeatedly. I would rather have an all in one stop vs have some cut off pieces of wood lying around id have to store

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#4 posted 05-21-2019 01:02 AM

Are you saying that you want to leave the stop with an 8” extension on it all the time? The photo doesn’t show your stop well enough to suggest attachment methods. If you can drill a hole through it, attaching an extender shouldn’t be too hard.

Or use a table saw instead, with a miter gauge/stop combo. Five inches should be within the range for any setup like that.

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#5 posted 05-21-2019 03:56 AM

Can you remove the upper part of your left saw fence? If so then slide the top t track over and block it up above the left saw fence.

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#6 posted 05-21-2019 04:39 AM


attaching an extender shouldn t be too hard.

Or use a table saw instead, with a miter gauge/stop combo. Five inches should be within the range for any setup like that.

- CWolf

Either are perfectly good options to what you have. I think most production shops would just cut that block every time they needed an inside length cut, and pitch it in the scrap pile after they made their series of cuts.

If neither of them works, there is nothing written that you need use that fence. A lot of people, myself included line that bed, and fence with 1/2” ply, or similar, makes it a zero clearance insert, and improves your cut quality a LOT over cutting in those wide open maws of the regular insert. Doing that there is nothing against, gluing, screwing, or clamping in stop blocks where you need them. Cut wise you don’t lose enough size to matter.

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#7 posted 05-21-2019 04:48 AM


Looking for a stop like this.

- Fuzzybearz

I am not sure of the stop, but that bar which makes it 8” extension, is from the link below.

8020 garage sale at E-bay. Using that I’d say roll your own length, not sure who’s T track stop that is. Looks like checking with WoodCraft could answer that question for you.

Personally I believe there would be a much higher potential for flex in this stop/jig, then if you firmly clamped a block of wood to act as your stop, and so much easier to do. Make one measured, thought out setting for the stop, clamp it in, and begin idiot cutting, just keep your fangers out of the saws path, the rest of your brain could go on vacation.

Facetious alert!!!!!! Ohhhh gee lookit there I cut 105 pieces instead of 84.

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#8 posted 05-21-2019 01:07 PM

Ii have that 80/20 piece. I just don’t know how I’d drill it into my stop. The intent would be to always have that 8” so that I could make smaller cuts as needed.

I certainly can move that fence on my miter saw and am debating it

This is the current stop

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