Spring Clamp Stop Block

Here’s a stop block that’ll work great on every fence in your shop. Make an L-shaped block to ride upside down on the fence on your miter gauge.

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Here’s a stop block that’ll work great on every fence in your shop. Make an L-shaped block (the red piece in the photo) to ride upside down on the fence on your miter gauge. To make the L-block, cut a short 1-1/2 in. wide strip of 1/2-in. thick board, then cut a 1/2-in. piece off the end and glue it at a right angle to the end of the longer one. Screw the L-block to a strong spring clamp by drilling a screw hole in the tip of one clamp jaw, then screw the block inside the clamp with a fairly loose fit. When you snap the block in place on the fence, it’ll snug up tight to both edges. Put adhesive-backed sandpaper on the fence side of the L-block to make it grip extra tight.

Thanks again to Joe Nelson for this tip that we pulled from our best-of collection.

Watch this video to learn how to set up a stop block for your miter saw.

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