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#1 posted 10-10-2015 03:53 PM
Excellent idea for the push stick TAIL. Thanks for sharing
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#2 posted 10-10-2015 04:31 PM
Good idea. I’d be worried I would set my blade too high and not think about the screw. :<)
How is your saw mill doing?
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#3 posted 10-10-2015 04:45 PM
It’s a good idea to have disposable push stick parts. I’m with DocSavage45, in that I don’t want any metal that close to the blade. I just glue them on.
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#4 posted 10-10-2015 10:30 PM
Good shape for a pushstick. I used a screw that way once and cut right through it, switched to glue after that.
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#5 posted 10-10-2015 10:53 PM
That screw could get expensive…
If you really want to use a screw, try some nylon bolts, but I just use glue. As the tail wears or gets cut shorter for thin stock, just glue the new tail right over the old one.
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#6 posted 10-10-2015 11:16 PM
-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green
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#7 posted 10-11-2015 12:33 AM
Nice push stick and great idea.
#8 posted 10-11-2015 01:18 AM
When I cut stock I only have blade 1mm above the stock. The screw is actually 20mm from where blade would cut. On my old push stick I had it allot closer and did hit the screw once. Its surprising how much metal a carbide blade can cut and still cut wood just fine.
Glueing it on works too but I change the tails allot more than you think and cutting off the old one and glueing on a new one and waiting for glue to dry is just too long for me. Of course I could just have many sticks eh.
Doc. The sawmill is working great. So far this summer I cut about 4000 bdft of ash, maple, beech, and cherry. Gonna make hardwood flooring for the house using the ash. In the spring maybe.
The shape of it fits really nice in the hand. Tried one without a hole and it just didn’t feel right.
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#9 posted 10-11-2015 07:07 PM
The good thing about this site is experience from others is a good thing. My critique would be a hole as opposed to a handle design could be dangerous if there’s a kick back situation. Also a non ferrous metal screw would be a safe bet in case you hit and wreck a blade.
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#10 posted 10-11-2015 10:29 PM
This gives me an idea. I think I may just use hot glue to attach the “tail” of the push stick.
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#11 posted 10-28-2015 01:46 AM
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