Precision Alignment for Table Saw Crosscuts

I always get frustrated when I am trying to crosscut a board or plank on my table saw. In order to get a perfect cut I have to mark it on the front and look over the board to see my mark. I came up with this idea which I think is an easy solution. I take a piece of scrap board and lay it alongside my blade and line it up with the mark on the board I want to crosscut. I get a perfect cut every time. The scrap board and the crosscut board have to be the same thickness. I put a few pieces of various sizes of scrap board by my saw, and I became a happier hobbyist.

 

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