A long miter-gauge extension can be tippy, particularly when starting a cut on wide stock, when the head of the miter gauge isn’t supported by the tablesaw’s table.

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A long miter-gauge extension can be tippy, particularly when starting a cut on wide stock, when the head of the miter gauge isn't supported by the tablesaw's table. This slide-on scrapwood support arm holds up the extension's far end, keeping it level and ensuring a smooth start.
—Alan Dale Daniel, Dayton, Nev.