Workshop tip: Conveyor rail supports long crosscuts
The wheels keep long, heavy pieces level with no drag, for accurate crosscuts.
I don’t have a sliding table for my saw, so I support the ends of long crosscuts with a 4-ft.-long conveyor rail, also called a flow rail. The wheels keep long, heavy pieces level with almost zero drag, keeping crosscuts accurate. My rail is mounted between a staircase and a support post near my tablesaw; a sawhorse or work stand is another great option.
—CHRIS BECKSVOORT, New Gloucester, Maine
Illustrations by Dan Thornton
From Fine Woodworking issue #290