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Long-Reach Stop for Crosscut Sled Essex Junction VT

T-track makes the stop easy to install and adjust. When the stopisn't necessary, tightening the knobs draws the bolts into thecounterbored holes, so they don't protrude.

The Home Depot
(802)872-0039
759 Harvest Lane
Williston, VT
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

Essex Equipment
(802) 879-0767
26 Kellogg Road
Essex Junction, VT
 
Bibens Ace-Essex
(802) 879-0249
15 Essex Way, Essex Shoppes & Cinema
Essex Junction, VT
 
Harvey Industries/White River Jct
(802) 295-3700
1354 North Heartland Rd White River Jct, VT, 05495
White River Jct, VT
 
Lowe's of South Burlington, VT
802-318-9052
189 Hannaford Drive South Burlington, VT, 05403
South Burlington, VT
 
Lowe's of Essex
802-662-9131
10 Sussie Wilson Rd Essex Junction, VT, 05452
Essex Junction, VT
 
Lowe's
(802) 662-9131
10 Susie Wilson Road
Essex Junction, VT
Hours
M-SA 6 am - 10 pm
SU 8 am - 7 pm

Harvey Industries/Williston
(802) 660-8111
71 Leroy Road Williston, VT, 05495
Williston, VT
 
Russell Supply
(802) 863-1177
9 Gregory Drive South Burlington, VT, 05407
South Burlington, VT
 
Jerihill Home Center
(802) 899-1277
249 Vt Route 15
Jericho, VT
 

Long-Reach Stop for Crosscut Sled

Long-Reach Stop for Crosscut Sled



I built the “Ultimate Crosscut Sled” featured in AW #75 (October 1999).It works great, and recently I've added an adjustable stop, which makesit even better. I thought other AW readers would be interested in myupgrade. My 50-in.-capacity stop consists of scrap wood, a 48-in.length of
T-track (I used Mini Track from www.prairieriverwoodworking.com),1/4-20 hex-head bolts and a couple of plastic knobs. I spent less than$25. My stop makes repetitive crosscutting of long stock—shelves for abookcase, for instance—a breeze. Any hardwood will do for the rail andstop; I used a 7/8-in. x 2-in. x 60-in. piece of hickory. You canincrease the crosscut capacity by using a longer rail. I cut a stoppeddado in the back of the rail to house the T-track, which I installedwith screws. I attached the stop to the end of the rail with a gluedhalf-lap joint. I counterbored a pair of holes in the sled's fence andinstalled the bolts and knobs.

T-track makes the stop easy to install and adjust. When the stopisn't necessary, tightening the knobs draws the bolts into thecounterbored holes, so they don't protrude.

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