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Project by TheWoodCrafter posted 01-08-2021 08:26 AM 1528 views 2 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi, everyone,
I Have made this simple push stick out of scrap, need to experiment with this new and simple design, let me know what do you think.

Cheers,

https://youtu.be/DcfXyx1_N3g

-- The woodCrafter





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 01-08-2021 03:49 PM

That’s cool. Whatever works to keep your hand at least 4” away from that spinning blade will do the trick.

Cheers, Jim

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

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hockeyfan_019

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#2 posted 01-08-2021 06:35 PM

I think the cutout for the hand is too deep, it shouldn’t allow the fingers to go “through” anywhere the saw blade might be spinning. Those tall ones that look a bit like a giant “L” keep the hand position higher on the work, so even if you were to somehow slip, your fingers won’t drop down through the hole and toward the blade, especially with narrower parts. Just my 0.02, YMMV. Glad to see folks are trying to be as safe as possible though, woodworking can be dangerous for sure!

-- Most of my tools are older than I am

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TheWoodCrafter

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#3 posted 01-08-2021 06:41 PM

Thx Jim, That’s right, I don’t feel comfortable pushing wood on the table saw with my bare hands, a push stick is handy to have in many situations.


That s cool. Whatever works to keep your hand at least 4” away from that spinning blade will do the trick.

Cheers, Jim

- Jim Jakosh


-- The woodCrafter

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#4 posted 01-08-2021 06:50 PM


Meet the Hand Guard

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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TheWoodCrafter

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#5 posted 01-08-2021 06:54 PM

Thx for your comment, good to read a 2nd though about this push stick, I will keep using this in combination with the blade guard only when the space between the fence and the saw blade is narrow.


I think the cutout for the hand is too deep, it shouldn t allow the fingers to go “through” anywhere the saw blade might be spinning. Those tall ones that look a bit like a giant “L” keep the hand position higher on the work, so even if you were to somehow slip, your fingers won t drop down through the hole and toward the blade, especially with narrower parts. Just my 0.02, YMMV. Glad to see folks are trying to be as safe as possible though, woodworking can be dangerous for sure!

- hockeyfan_019


-- The woodCrafter

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TheWoodCrafter

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#6 posted 01-08-2021 06:56 PM

-- The woodCrafter

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#7 posted 01-08-2021 07:22 PM

I like your idea but would agree the hole is a bit large putting you closer to the blade.

Hutch

-- Hutch

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#8 posted 01-09-2021 01:23 AM

Interesting concept, thanks for sharing.

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#9 posted 01-09-2021 02:08 AM

Interesting concept. I have mine made at a comfortable angle to accommodate the pins in my wrist. I do like that yours would allow different grips forward or backwards to the cut.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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TheWoodCrafter

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#10 posted 01-09-2021 05:41 AM

Thank you, I will experiment with this design and modify it as necessary

-- The woodCrafter

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#11 posted 01-10-2021 05:53 AM

Mine is yet another reason I so like the Vega fences on a table saw. It rides above the fence, plus it hangs over the edge just 1/8” to push the wood along. It grabs the stock well, and just works as well as any pusher I have used. It works as well with your hand holding it to the far right side of the fence as it does on the left. It’s adjustable for stock size, so the foot always gets a good bite on the stock.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#12 posted 01-10-2021 07:07 AM


Meet the Hand Guard

- Madmark2


where’d u get that?

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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TheWoodCrafter

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#13 posted 01-10-2021 08:40 AM

You welcome


Interesting concept, thanks for sharing.

- jamsomito


-- The woodCrafter

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TheWoodCrafter

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#14 posted 01-10-2021 08:41 AM

Thx, that was exactly the point behind this design “different grips”


Interesting concept. I have mine made at a comfortable angle to accommodate the pins in my wrist. I do like that yours would allow different grips forward or backwards to the cut.

- woodbutcherbynight


-- The woodCrafter

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TheWoodCrafter

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#15 posted 01-10-2021 08:43 AM

Interesting fence you have there, never seen this before.

I Will do some search
Thx for sharing


Mine is yet another reason I so like the Vega fences on a table saw. It rides above the fence, plus it hangs over the edge just 1/8” to push the wood along. It grabs the stock well, and just works as well as any pusher I have used. It works as well with your hand holding it to the far right side of the fence as it does on the left. It s adjustable for stock size, so the foot always gets a good bite on the stock.

- therealSteveN


-- The woodCrafter

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