Push Sticks

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Project by woodbutcherbynight posted 10-11-2016 01:52 AM 1522 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Push-sticks are a safety item, some believe in them, some not so much. Several designs have been posted and many like the Gripper. I tried it at a demo, the pins in my arm and wrist said, NO. Product works as advertised but the angle is wrong for me. Taking this in mind I set out to experiment on what worked best for me. Once that design was settled on I made a template and began working in earnest on the sizes I prefer and work with the most. In the end I have ¼”, ½”, ¾”, 1½”, and finally 2 5/8”. All except the two smaller sizes have bottoms that can be replaced if needed. This same handle angle and design was used on my table-saw sled as it also proved to work best and that is something I use for many repetitive cuts.

Picture # 2 was another project in itself as I had to have somewhere to put my nice new tools that was convenient but not in the way.

Picture #4 shows a normal pushstick most have seen or used, above it is my design.

For those curious I had a few people try them out that do not have issues such as mine. It was about even for this works good, or no I do not like it. Like anything else it is a matter of personal taste how we design such things. The key here is be creative, work around the issue don’t be discouraged.

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#1 posted 10-11-2016 02:06 AM

I like em and the finish is great as well.

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#2 posted 10-11-2016 02:19 AM

Love them.


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#3 posted 10-11-2016 02:33 AM

Looks good to me. Great job buddy

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#4 posted 10-11-2016 03:46 AM

Beautiful design. You realy made art work of push stick. I agree on Grriper’s angle issue – video presentation of how it works looks great but I soppose it’s not very handy.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 10-11-2016 04:28 AM

I’m thinking your height and the height of your saw require an extension which might be aggravated by the problems of strength in your arms? Just finished a table saw project lining up the dado blades. and being your height I have a difficult time as the cabinet saw is on a dolly raising it a couple extra inches.

Nice solution.

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#6 posted 10-11-2016 11:04 AM

Way to go, Gunny!! You can never be too safe around those blades.

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 10-11-2016 04:00 PM

I only see one problem! They are too pretty to use.

Nice work and we have to make what works for us, not someone else!

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#8 posted 10-11-2016 07:29 PM

This is a very nice lot of push sticks. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#9 posted 10-11-2016 09:24 PM

Dang. Those are some really good looking tools. Nice pride of workmanship!

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