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Tip  2: Make   repetitive  cuts  with   a  
1-­‐in.  crosscutting  stop  block
• Table  saw  stop  block
• Clamp  a  stop  block  to  the  table  saw  fence  just  short  of  
where  the  cutoff  stock  first  meets  the  blade.  Then  you  
can  make  crosscuts  without  binding  the  cutoff.
• Here's  an  old  tip  that's  worth  repeating.  When  you're  
crosscutting  on  a  table  saw,  set  the  cut  length  with  a  
block  clamped  to  the  fence.   Don't  ever use  the  fence  
directly.  That's  a  good  way  to  get  a  board  kicked  back  
right  at  you.  Ruptured  organs  and  broken  rib—or  
worse—are  a  very  real  possibility.
• Instead,  clamp  a  block  of  wood  to  the  fence  before  the  
blade.  Then  the  end  of  the  board  will  be  free   of  the  
fence  during  and  after  the  cut.  If  you  make  a  block  
that's  exactly  1  in.  thick,  you  can  set  the  fence   scale  at  
1  in.  greater  than  the  length  you're  after.  No  tricky  
fractions  involved.