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#1 posted 04-17-2015 12:49 PM

Hi, I was looking around for tablesaw push stick ideas, and I noticed that I haven’t seen one for use with a radial arm saw. So here’s one that I use, along with a solvent-welded polycarbonate bladeguard that prevents the blade from lifting the stock, and that also makes ripping essentially dust-free (the vac hose plugs into the top but isn’t visible in the pic). The bladeguard is adjusted so that the brush border on the bottom edge deflects when the board is pushed, and this resists kickbacks. The push stick stops at the bladeguard, and pushes the stock and offcut
completely past the blade but not beyond the bladeguard, so that the stock does not fall off the table. The push stick also provides excellent protection for the hand.

Incidentally, I find that a thin-kerf sliding miter saw blade is a satisfactory blade for radial saws, although a blade with the hook angle at 0 or negative degree would be more desirable. I >never< use a table saw blade on an RAS.

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