|Project by Bricofleur||posted 09-12-2010 08:23 PM||5952 views||35 times favorited||12 comments|
Based on the feeding pads I use on my jointer, I came up with the idea of adding an anti-slip shelf liner strip under a pushstick to see if I could get more control over workpieces on my tablesaw. I had full control in the North/South direction, but not on the East/West, particularly to keep small workpieces tight against the rip fence.
I’m glad I tried. Now, all my pushsticks are lined. I use double-sided tape to stick the shelf liner strips, after sanding the sole of the pushsticks up to 220 grit sandpaper to get a good bound.
These pushsticks greatly increase security level since they “grab” the workpiece for more control in all directions, even backward! Since they are 6’’ tall, my fingers are away from the blade as well as from the rip fence.
Note that the heels have been glued to the sole instead of having been profiled at the band saw.
I use them on my tablesaw and my router tables.
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