push stick, sort of

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Project by Sawdust2 posted 11-17-2007 09:29 PM 3459 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s my inexpensive version of the Gripper

Just a piece of white wood cut to ride on top of the fence.
I rabbeted the sides so that it would fit inside the fence and then added two pieces of 1/4 inch ply.

Still not used to photobucket so I don’t know how these will show.

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#1 posted 11-17-2007 09:54 PM

Very cool!
Did you add that white plastic to the fence?

-- Blessings, Steve. Upstate NY.

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#2 posted 11-17-2007 10:00 PM

Nope. That came with it.
It’s the slick plastic to help the wood slide.

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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Thos. Angle

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#3 posted 11-17-2007 10:12 PM

Great idea, Lee. I think I’ll go build me one, my push stick is worn out.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#4 posted 11-17-2007 11:26 PM

Looks good, Lee. No hole in your photobucket. And the fixture is a good idea too

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#5 posted 11-18-2007 12:51 AM

Slick idea.

-- Andy Stark

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#6 posted 11-18-2007 04:50 AM

Thanks for sharing the idea. I have a Grippper (or however they spell it) but like your idea better and will make one tomorrow. My fingers – all ten – thank you.

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#7 posted 11-18-2007 05:00 AM

That is a brilliant solution.

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#8 posted 11-18-2007 05:20 AM


My tally stands at 442 post in 244 days. A numerical palindrome.

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#9 posted 11-18-2007 08:54 AM

Nice project Sawdust – looks like it would work great.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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Kevin Violette

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#10 posted 11-18-2007 03:00 PM

Great idea!

-- Kevin -- (

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#11 posted 11-19-2007 05:06 AM

A great solution Sawdust. Nice post and great design.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#12 posted 02-11-2009 06:46 AM

Hmmm.. No adjustability? I like the concept but can’t see how it would work on thick wood.?? I think if you slotted the saw side of the jig at both ends and made the top portion higher then you could run a jig bolt through it so that it was adjustable it would be better.

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