Bench Stop

Bench Stop

Any of a number of devices used to catch the end of a piece of wood and prevent it from being pushed off the bench by the forward motion of your plane. A bench stop can be as simple as a nail- or screwhead left protruding from the benchtop. Retractable bench stops (often no more than a square peg) reside in a mortice chopped through the benchtop and can be pushed down out of the way.

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