Saddle Push Stick

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Project by Bricofleur posted 07-25-2013 02:39 PM 4783 views 39 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s the saddle push stick I made so it can’t be forgotten since it will always be sitting on the table saw rip fence.
The top is made out of a 3/4” MDF scrap and the sides from 5/16” HDF. When not used, as for ripping long workpieces, I lock it up with a paper clip and I disengage the rubber band.
This push stick can’t replace the traditional push stick, but it a good complement to my safety arsenal.

All construction details and more photos are available on this page of my blog.

Safety first, right? Thanks for looking and keep counting 10 !



-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#1 posted 07-25-2013 03:14 PM

That is one good idea, I am going to borrow it.

-- Chris K

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#2 posted 07-25-2013 03:21 PM

I’m looking forward to every new project you make, since lot of them helped me a lot when I made them.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 07-25-2013 03:27 PM

Thank you, guys. Sharing, this is what it’s all about. I’m very happy when I know my projects can help someone else.



-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#4 posted 07-25-2013 03:36 PM


I like it! and I have to remember to use it? LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 07-25-2013 05:45 PM

Good idea. It is always is there whether you use it or not.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#6 posted 07-25-2013 08:05 PM

If you use only the part that is riding on top of the fence, without the push stick wouldn’t that tend to turn the work piece into the blade and away from the fence.
In other works, that looks like major KICK-BACK waiting to happen.

-- Michael: Hillary has a long list of accomplishments, though most DAs would refer to them as felonies.

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#7 posted 07-25-2013 08:09 PM

Another GREAT Bricofleur original!
“Favorited” & I will surely be copying!!
Thanks for sharing the ingenious things that you do!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#8 posted 07-25-2013 08:14 PM

Wow! Great idea.

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#9 posted 07-25-2013 09:27 PM

Great pushing stick idea, only thing I wish is if it could have the adjust-ability to push further away from the fence, need to think about it maybe is possible.
But as always a great project
Thanks Serge

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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#10 posted 07-26-2013 01:42 AM

Yup, 10 is the best number in the shop. Good one Serge

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

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#11 posted 07-26-2013 03:37 PM

Thank you all for stopping by and commenting. It’s a good way to bring a project a bit further!

@DocSavage45: Make one, Thomas and you won’t have to remember it :-)

@crank49: I apologize for all one-handed ones, but anyone should use two hands or two push sticks or a mix of both to safely make a cut using the rip fence to prevent MOST kickbacks. Even if, it will happen at least once in a lifetime. Please don’t use ANY push stick alone.

@steliart: If you secure a long top over the rip fence (same width) it may raise the adjustability you want!



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#12 posted 07-27-2013 04:05 AM

great idel

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#13 posted 07-30-2013 03:45 PM

Good idea! Always love the jigs that make life safer. I will have to keep this one in mind.

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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#14 posted 07-30-2013 04:11 PM

@Drew: Thanks, Drew. I believe you better keep it on the rip fence rather than in your mind! :-)



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