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#1 posted 03-28-2017 08:41 PM

.......Hey Mike,
I have those board buddies, but never have used them. How the heck do you feed stock through the saw without the pushstick getting in the way? .....
- pintodeluxe

I use two push sticks, and they will/can vary in length. All of my push sticks are soft cedar. Typically, the longer push stick is in the right hand and LONG, parallel with the table saw cast iron. The left push stick keeps the piece to be cut, against the fence. Judgement has to be used on just how forward you let the left push stick go before re-positioning. All I can tell you is that this is a hell-of-alot-better than Grippers IMO (and yes I own 2 of them). As a matter of fact, I may actually consider adding 2-more on my fence. After all, that right push stick can be just another piece of lumber behind the one of interest. BTW, my recent kickback was a result of using the gripper on a too short piece of lumber with a zero-clearance insert. Just sayin’

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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