Circular saw: stop and parallel stop

What a stop is a table saw, wherever transverse and parallel stop, and how they work, read in this post. Which special models there are table stops, and where they fit.

Function of the stop

A stop can be either a transverse or parallel stop. He serves as a "guide rail " when sawing with the circular saw. This makes more precise cuts possible.

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Parallel stop

This stop sits laterally from the saw blade in a fixed (adjustable) distance. The workpiece can be pushed along sawing at the set stop, this creates a straight, cleaner cut.

It is important that the parallel stop is really parallel to the saw. For many cheap models this is not the case. The setting options and fixation options are not optimal for all attacks.

Incra attacks

So-called incra stops are particularly accurate attacks in which the distance of the parallel stop is no longer measured, but is displayed directly and can be achieved via an adjustment screw.

For this purpose, a particular position can be marked, and thus be achieved exactly again. Thus, the same lengths are always guaranteed.

The suitability of the INCRA system:

Table depth (measured parallel to the saw blade) Fitness
up to 711 mm suitable
up to 838 mm with supplementary kit
over 838 mm not possible

In addition, the front and rear edges of the saw table must be flat and right angles. But that's the case with the most tables.

Cross stop

With a cross stop (sitting across the saw blade), angled blanks can be made. Prerequisite for this is, of course, that the transverse edge of the workpiece (which is applied to the stop) is at right angles to the longitudinal edge, otherwise the set angle at the cross stop would not vote. In practice, quarrels are rarely needed at the table saw (159.00 € at Amazon *).

Tips & Tricks A parallel stop must be completely exactly parallel to the saw blade. Otherwise, the workpiece would not be angular after a cut - and is usually unusable. Always make sure that a parallel stop has at least two attachment points that are as stable as possible. So it is avoided that with counterpressure and unclean leadership of the workpiece, the stop is not shifted.