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Stop block

John Payne

Apparently it's been a few years since Biessemeyer stopped making their fence stop block. All of my internet searches turn up only 1 current source: Broset W1109 Precision Stop block. It looks like exactly what I need, but hasn't been available for months and still isn't available. Also, the reviews I've read said it's pretty poor quality.

Does anybody know of a similar alternative?

1/3/18       #2: Stop block ...
Johann Huck  Member


Have you looked at the Kreg system for a stop block?

Kreg Precision Trak Stop

1/3/18       #3: Stop block ...
John Payne

Yep, that'll work.

I saw that in my searches, but it didn't look like it had the precision gauge to read the tape.


1/3/18       #4: Stop block ...
Mike Fuson

I built my own. You can buy different parts and build one to suit your own needs, sticky tape, t-nuts, bolts with knobs on them, etc.

1/3/18       #5: Stop block ...
Kip  Member


The J A Dawley Glide stop is far better than the old Beismyer. Top notch! Iíve had mine for 17 years, extremely accurate and durable. Not cheap but not overpriced

1/4/18       #6: Stop block ...

We put these on certain machines. They are expensive but well made and certainly accurate.

Accurate Technologies

1/4/18       #7: Stop block ...
David R Sochar Member

I will echo what Bill said about the Accurate Tech digital readouts. We have DROs on about everything we can and our accuracy is way up, and set ups are way down. Planer, shapers, mortiser and tenoner all have them. Want to take off .012" more? Easy, no squinting or holding your breath. Put that tape measure away. Get some Starrett DRO calipers to make it all complete.

The Accurate Tech DROs are easy to install, easy to set up, calibrate and read. They do use up batteries, but they have memory, so no set up is required after a battery change.

1/4/18       #8: Stop block ...

Agreed with the above about the quality of the Accurate Pro scale stuff, we put their DRO's on our planer and drum sander, and they are magnificent.

One of our best shop upgrades was putting a "Saw Gear" (made by Tigerstop) on our miter saw. It is likewise very well made, very accurate, and tends to hold calibration better than even the Accurate DRO's, but that may be because the Accurate items I have are dependent on having a good battery.

1/4/18       #9: Stop block ...

these guys have them in stock

1/4/18       #10: Stop block ...

going with tiger stop, fence cross cut and rip fence on the sliders and jump saws currently have the Saw Gear and it paid for itself in about 5 face frame jobs, we make our own doors too

1/5/18       #11: Stop block ...
Ken Member

Accurate Pro scale & Maya Positioning systems ( are built like tanks. I had an Accurate Pro on a radial arm for years. My Altendorf came with factory digitals....I wish it had the Accurate digitals.

2/3/18       #12: Stop block ...
Karl E Brogger  Member


Just have them made. I horse traded some hinges to a metal fab buddy who made these for me. He made four for me. I told him to make a pile of them, and put them on eBay for $80.

Sorry I don't have a better picture, but it's a copy of the Biesemeyer. I took it to show my wife that gloss black and Brazilian cherry might be my new favorite color combination.

I still have to mount the site glass. Just a piece of plexiglass with a scored line.

View higher quality, full size image (4032 X 3024)

2/3/18       #13: Stop block ...
Karl E Brogger  Member


I will also add that if you're doing a lot of cutting, this isn't the route I'd go. I just use these on the benches where you aren't making that many cuts in a day. For cutting frame, drawer, or door parts, get a Tigerstop or similar.

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