Table Saw Push Stick

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Project by Jake Brain posted 05-05-2013 10:39 PM 8638 views 11 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 05-05-2013 11:00 PM

Really nice, Jake.

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

Thank you.

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#2 posted 05-05-2013 11:12 PM

very nice i definately need one.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#3 posted 05-06-2013 12:11 AM

Nice handle on that dude

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#4 posted 05-06-2013 12:49 AM

cool design.

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#5 posted 05-06-2013 01:10 AM

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 05-06-2013 03:28 AM

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

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#7 posted 05-06-2013 04:40 AM

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 05-06-2013 02:10 PM

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 05-06-2013 05:09 PM

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 05-06-2013 10:56 PM

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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