Table Saw Push Stick

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Project by Jake Brain posted 473 days ago 2510 views 10 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I cut long thin piece of wood on by table saw so I need a good push stick that I could control the wood. This push stick is made from 1/2″ hardwood plywood and is about a 14″ long and 8″ wide (from the bottom to top of the handle) the front section is about 2 ¼”. The heal has an adjustable hook that is 5/8” x 1/8”. The handle has ¼” maple laminated on each side to make it more comfortable. The bottom of the push stick has sand paper glued to it. The angle of the handle help to applying downward pressure as well as pushing pressure. This push stick helps prevent kickback. It does this by applying downward pressure on the stock. The other safety element is the handle position that keeps your hand elevated above the blade.

-- Jake Brain, Florida

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#1 posted 473 days ago

Really nice, Jake.

I think you’ve inspired me to redo my push sticks.

Thank you.

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#2 posted 473 days ago

very nice i definately need one.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#3 posted 473 days ago

Nice handle on that dude

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#4 posted 473 days ago

cool design.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 473 days ago

Do you have a pattern you could post?

-- Natalie - My mind is like a bad neighborhood, I don't like to go there alone.

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#6 posted 473 days ago

I like it, nice job. I agree with Natalie. ” Do you have a pattern you could post?”

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#7 posted 473 days ago

Very nice. While my push stick works and has probably saved my right hand, it is not very comfortable. I have got to make one of these. Thanks for posting!

-- Cheers and God Bless

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#8 posted 473 days ago

It’s a must have, go to tool in all shops. It says a lot about someone when the time is taken to make the simple things nice.


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#9 posted 473 days ago

Nice push stick, I’ve been looking at making myself a couple of new ones

Thanks for the inspiration.

-- J. Palmer Woodworks - Rockwall TX -I woke up this morning thinking “man, I really hope someone posted some soul scarring sh*t on LJs today.” -- - Billy

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#10 posted 472 days ago

Looks nice. I need to make one of these. All I use now is whatever piece of scrap wood is lying nearby.

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