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Project by Bricofleur posted 365 days ago 3032 views 35 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 !

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com





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ChrisK

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#1 posted 364 days ago

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

-- Chris K

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majuvla

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#2 posted 364 days ago

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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Bricofleur

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#3 posted 364 days ago

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

Best,

Serge

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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DocSavage45

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#4 posted 364 days ago

Serge,

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

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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ldl

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#5 posted 364 days ago

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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crank49

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#6 posted 364 days ago

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 :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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DIYaholic

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#7 posted 364 days ago

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 procratination a bad thing?

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GeBeWubya

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#8 posted 364 days ago

Wow! Great idea.

-- (- |: \,/

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steliart

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#9 posted 364 days ago

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 - http://www.steliart.com --

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Roger

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#10 posted 364 days ago

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

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Bricofleur

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#11 posted 363 days ago

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!

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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David Dean

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#12 posted 363 days ago

great idel

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Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop

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#13 posted 359 days ago

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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Bricofleur

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#14 posted 359 days ago

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

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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