|Project by woodbutcherbynight||posted 10-11-2016 01:52 AM||726 views||3 times favorited||9 comments|
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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