In my RC hobby, I’m often cutting small materials to precise lengths, and cutting them by hand or using larger power tools can be time-consuming or even dangerous. While at Harbor Freight, I picked up the mini cut-off saw to help when cutting small materials, but I wanted to make it easier to cut exact lengths and make them repeatable.
I was inspired by Adam Savage’s build on the same saw. However not having all the machining tools to make new metal parts, I set about to make a wooden platform and stop block system for me to be able to make repeatable length cuts on the mini cut-off saw.
Using just a few scrap pieces of plywood and some hardware I had sitting around the shop I was able to create a simple setup to make repeatable cuts. I embellished the setup using my laser engraver to mark the stop block rail with measurements. However, this could be easily done without that and just using a measuring tape each time.
Check out my video on YouTube to see the build process and if you’d like a set of parts of your own, check out the small kit I offer in my online shop.