Pneumatic Push Stick

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Project by Bricofleur posted 02-13-2015 10:08 PM 4962 views 9 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

From a round test piece I cut when I first tried my new band saw homemade circle jig, I devised this comfy and grippy pneumatic push stick. The bike inner tube provides a soft grip for my hand and a positive grip onto the stock I push through my table saw or my router table. While the replaceable HDF floorboard hook grabs the stock on the X axis, the non-slip inner tube liner gives me full control on the Y axis to keep the stock tight against the fence.

It was fun to build and it’s very comfortable to use.

More photos and details on this page of my blog.

Thanks for looking.



-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#1 posted 02-14-2015 01:13 AM

Interesting and unique push block! I like the idea of using the inner tube as a non-slip surface—would give both you and the workpiece a positive grip.

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#2 posted 02-14-2015 03:54 AM

Very cool!

-- --Michael, Kansas City

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#3 posted 02-14-2015 04:16 AM

did you ever think that you have a lot of metal there.
Staples and screws. Hope you never get it near your saw blade.

-- Jeff NJ

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#4 posted 02-14-2015 12:45 PM

Wonderful idea, no slip.
Love the thinking here.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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Scott Oldre

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#5 posted 02-14-2015 03:32 PM

See that piece did have a use. Never throw wood away. Like it a lot, time for me to make a few new ones.

Thanks for sharing

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#6 posted 02-14-2015 04:20 PM

Thank you all guys for your comments.

@woodchuckerN: Jeff, I treat my push sticks as I do for my fingers by keeping them away from sharp edges. They still are projects that I made, right ? I have a huge collection of push sticks and each and everyone has its own or particular use, including the one dedicated to be close, on or above a blade (shown below).

Remember, be safe and don’t work when tired or distracted !



-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#7 posted 02-15-2015 12:53 AM

You’ll be burnin rubber with that Serge. Definitely won’t slip with that rubber.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#8 posted 02-15-2015 01:24 PM

One more original way to do it.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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