Self Clamping Stop Block For Crosscutting
Self clamping stop block for crosscutting is post about Machinery bookmarked by johnny with ID 12555072509 was uploaded on 30-03-2019 and has been viewed 372,363 times.
If you try to use the rip fence as a stop block when crosscutting on the tablesaw, the trapped, unsupported cutoff can turn into a missile.The safe method is to clamp a block to the rip fence well in front of the blade, so the freed piece is not trapped.
However, this can be awkward, particularly on my shallow Biesemeyer-style fence where the clamp can interfere with the work.To avoid clamping of any kind, I created a stop block with four rare-earth magnets embedded in the base.
The block is placed against the fence and sticks securely to the cast-iron table.When it's not in use, it I just stick it to the side of the saw cabinet...