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Offline jaguar36

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Table Saw flag stops
« on: March 31, 2017, 12:01 PM »
I love using the flag stops on the MFT to get repeatable cuts.  Particularly nice is that you can leave them there and just move them up to cut different board lengths, lowering them back down when you want to go back to that size. 

Has anyone ever heard of something like that for the table saw (specifically for a SawStop)  It would be super convient if I could setup a couple stops to be able to go back to later without having to rely on measurements.

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Offline Billedis

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Re: Table Saw flag stops
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2017, 03:00 PM »
Build it into your sliding cut-off jig. 

Offline Birdhunter

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Re: Table Saw flag stops
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2017, 03:46 PM »
If I need to make repeat cuts over a long period of time, I make a reference piece and label it with length and application. When I need to make more pieces, the reference piece is placed between a stop and the saw blade. My normal saw blade, Forrest, has alternating teeth so I have to set the reference piece on the correct tooth.

If I'm making a batch of pieces, I use a stop block I made using a MagSwitch. I do have to be careful to set the stop block so that the stock clears it well before entering the saw blade.
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Offline rst

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Re: Table Saw flag stops
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2017, 06:21 PM »
I use Magswitch magnets for fences and stop blocks on my table saw and router table also.  I do not use the ones marketed for woodworking however, I use the 400 and 600 blocks.  These run 80-$90 if you hunt and wait for deals.  I do alot of steel door work and often need to cutout for door lites and vents.  I use these for layout and stops.  Using my 18v Milwaukee steel cutting saw and ceramic blades I don't even drop the door anymore...still charge what I used to when it took two guys, sawbucks and flipping the door over.  More money for more Festoys!!   [big grin]

Offline HarveyWildes

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Re: Table Saw flag stops
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2017, 10:19 PM »
My Delta Unifence has a flip stop under the front rail that can be used to position the fence for repeated cuts.  When flipped down, the fence just slides over it.

If you have a square front rail, you might take a look to see if you could screw t-track onto the bottom and use some off-the-shelf stop like the ones from from Kreg or Veritas.

Offline jaguar36

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Re: Table Saw flag stops
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2017, 11:43 AM »
If you have a square front rail, you might take a look to see if you could screw t-track onto the bottom and use some off-the-shelf stop like the ones from from Kreg or Veritas.

That sounds like the perfect idea, I'll have to give that a shot, thanks!