Author Topic: Stop block for long crosscuts with track saw too large for MFT?  (Read 862 times)

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Offline gearhound

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I'm curious what the best way is to setup a stop block for crosscuts too long for the MFT fence stop flag? I'm considering clamping a longer board to my MFT fence or putting my MFT next to my table saw and using its rip fence as the stop block, but wanted to see what others are using in situations like this? Figure there has to be a simple efficient way to do this, but haven't came across it via googling.


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Matt

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Offline elfick

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Re: Stop block for long crosscuts with track saw too large for MFT?
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2020, 02:12 PM »
Kapex UG extensions are the first thing that come to mind.

Offline Peter Halle

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Re: Stop block for long crosscuts with track saw too large for MFT?
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2020, 06:27 PM »
Here is a crude video I did years ago that might give some inspiration and allow you to use things you might already have.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqgQS565eOc&feature=youtu.be


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Offline ADKMedic

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Re: Stop block for long crosscuts with track saw too large for MFT?
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2020, 09:50 PM »
Someone help me with my train of thought...

So what I did to my MFT/3 is I used bench dogs from Woodpeckers with a cross piece to set my MFT/3 fence up against.  This method is repeatable to set the fence in the same position every time.  This should be a one-time deal for me (at least until I wear my current top out) because I'm a hobbyist who has everything set up in my basement shop.  I then measured the distance from the edge of the guiderail to the edge of the fence.  I purchased a self-adhesive measuring tape from Kreg and cut the tape where the measurement should be and attached that to the fence.  So my limitation is measurements to the left of the guiderail edge to the edge of the fence.

Now on to my question, because I have never used the Kapex extensions.  It is my understanding that they will mount to the MFT/3.  Does it end up being in the same position every time you connect/disconnect/connect again?  It would seem that you should be able to mount the extension on the right side of the MFT/3, then measure the distance from the guiderail edge to the edge of the kapex extension and use a label maker or something and put that number on there.  Then, you just add that number to the measurement on the kapex extension, place your stop in the proper position, and voila - measureable and repeatable cuts.

I've been thinking about purchasing the extensions for this, but don't want to if this isn't going to work.  (I don't have a Kapex yet to use them with). 

Thoughts from the group?

Andy
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