I mount my RAS at the end of a built in workbench so that the saw table
lined up with the bench top. This gives me about ten feet of flat surface
tot eh right of the blade. I then replaced the backstop board on the RAS
with on that is six feet long, notched so that three feet of it extends over
Since I have a table saw, I almost always keep the RAS set at 90 degrees and
use it as a cutoff saw.
For repetitive cuts, I just clamp a small piece of scrap to the extended
backstop. This work for up to four feet. Beyond that, I might clamp
something to the workbench top.
Why "build" something so simple? I've done pieces, mitered and un, clamped
to the fence, pieces clamped to the auxiliary table, even a brief fling with
one of the "tip" types in a magazine which featured a T and jam nut and bolt
for microadjustablity. Waste of time.
Only thing you need to remember is if the stop is close to the blade,
provide dust relief.
We manufacture walk-in-coolers for grocery stores etc., where I work, with
2x4 frames. Several hundred 2x4's get crosscut every week. They use a 12'
length of 3/4 black iron pipe with a stationary end of a pony (pipe) clamp
on the pipe. The pipe sits on top of the cutting stop (or backsplash area).
They back up the pony clamp with a pair of visegrip round jaw pliers. Secure
the pipe well so it can't move. I see them slam 2x4's into this thing all
day long, and it doesn't move a 1/64 of an inch. I work in the service
department know, but when I have worked in mfg. it always worked well. Hope
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