The other day we spoke about Rockler’s new auto-locking T-track clamps. Those clamps look like they’ll do a great job at holding work down, or pushing work against a fence, but when if you need something simpler just to prevent a workpiece from sliding around?
These Rockler work stop clamps, which are also relatively recent additions to Rockler’s lineup of T-track components accessories, are small, simple, and seemingly effective means to provide passive work stops anywhere you have T-track setup.
There are three styles – the standard perpendicular work stop that can be adjusted to hold work perpendicular to a length of T-track, an inline stop that slides along T-track to provide work stop and anchor points parallel to T-track, and long stops that are essentially doubled-up work stops with long fences.
All three styles of work stops have quick-action knobs that are also low-profile to allow for clearance beneath materials as thin as ~3/4″.
Because of how the work stops are designed, and how T-track setups on workbenches are jigs are typically custom made by woodworkers and DIYers, neither of the standard or inline work stops are better than the other.
The long one is of course your best option if you need a longer fence or greater support, and since there are two clamps per long works, it can only apply stopping pressure perpendicular to a length of T-track.
Short perpendicular and inline work stops are priced at $7 each, the long stops are $13 each, and you can buy a set that comes with a pair of the perpendicular stops and inline stops (4 total) for $25.
The work stops work with Rockler’s universal T-tracks and products, and any other t-tracks that accept 5/16” T-bolts. If using this with other brands’ tracks, keep in mind that there’s also a 3/8″ keyway that your track needs to be able to accommodate.
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