What Is A Depth Stop?

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A depth stop is a part on certain tool(s) which is used when a cut to a specific depth needs to be made.

The depth stop is set parallel to the piece of work at the required distance. When the cutter reaches a depth where the depth stop meets the surface of the piece of work and the cutter stops cutting, this means a cut to the required depth has been made.

Depth stops are used on many different planes such as plough, combination, multi, fillister and router.

A depth stop can come in many forms and are not limited to use on planes.




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