Push Sticks

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Push Sticks

Synonyms: DE: Schiebestöcke
Type: workholding
Used with: table saw, bandsaws
Location: wood workshop
(usually table saw or chop saw station)
Similar (More or Less): push blocks

Push sticks are important safety accessories for dangerous equipment like the table saw or bandsaws. They give you some extra distance from the blade or cutter and keep your fingers safe!

Commercial ones exist, but many designs can be self-made and will actually match your use case better!

When you need to hold a very small workpiece, try using two eraser-tipped pencils instead of your fingers.

On a router table or jointer, you should always use push blocks to make sure you can press the workpiece down, not just forward.

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