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Improved Push Block

By: Erich Lage
This push block is perfect for your table saw. It let's you push the narrowest of rips through the blade with complete safety. And when the base is used up, just slide another in it's place.

W228 009f01 Having a push block close at hand is always a smart move. I decided to take a little time to design one that fits the bill of comfort and long life. W228 009f03 I landed on a push block with two parts: a simple handle with a replaceable base. W228 009A01 A sliding dovetail joins the two together. The groove is in the top of the base, and the dovetail is on the bottom of the handle, with a spot of hot glue to hold them together. To start, I made several replaceable bases and centered a dovetail groove in them (as shown in the drawing above). detail-b As you see above, the handle echoes the comfortable grip of a handsaw handle. Then I fashioned the handle. detail a When it came to creating the dovetail, I snuck up on a perfect fit at the router table).

Published: June 3, 2021
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