This little device makes crosscutting on the benchtop infinitely easier. It is simply a board with battens fastened across opposite
sides of opposite ends: one batten hooks over the edge of the bench, and the work pushes against the other batten. One hand holds the work against the hook, and the other holds the saw. Because the top batten stops short of the corner of the board, your saw can continue through the work and cut into the bench hook, leaving the benchtop undamaged.