Making wooden pushers for table saw, jointer and router table

Making wooden pushers for table saw, jointer and router table

To work safely, it always helps to have some kind of pusher to move your fingers away from the blade. table saw, the milling table strawberries and the brush blades. I have some plastic pushers, but I am afraid that they will break if I use them with the brush and the pieces jump, so I thought that the best thing was to make myself some of wood.

Specifically, I am going to use XNUMXcm plywood, some pieces of spruce strips and a piece of XNUMXmm mdf sheet. They are not the pushers I made, but here you can download a drawing of pushers for table saws in pdf, which surely are a good design if we want to make wooden pushers.

Pusher for milling table.

As you will see in the video, making a wooden pusher is not complicated and can be made to measure. The only advice I can give you is that, in the pusher for the table brush, do not nail or screw the small strip that is crossed underneath, just glue it on. It is possible that at some point you will brush wood thin enough for you to touch the blades with it and if you have nails or screws there you will make notches in the blades and surely you will have to change them.

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2 comments on "Wood pushers"

  1. Hello, here Francisco dede Sevilla.

    The truth is that I had never seen this from the pushers! In a lot of years of my father's profession, I never saw him use something similar.
    The really strange thing is that he kept all his fingers until the last day!

    I'm not going to follow in his footsteps and I plan to make a game for myself!

    I wanted to ask you a question taking advantage of your experience, since unfortunately, I do not have my father to do it….

    I have an old universal woodworking machine and every time I have to make a cut I put in a ruler with two sergeants.
    It is a slow and tedious system, but until I can think of how to improve it, it is there!

    The truth is that for the wood to pass through the disc, I have to open the cut, a thing of at least one mm. That is to say, that the measurement of the disk to the ruler is just at the entrance and with one more mm at the exit. (I wonder if your guide for table saw and milling machine already incorporates some kind of correction to obtain that cut opening).

    Still, I can't make cuts as precisely as I'd like. For some reason, there is a tendency for the wood to peel off the guide. Although I try to keep it adjusted to the rule. I don't know if the problem is that I don't use the pushers and I don't support the wood well ...

    I have seen that when leaving the mountains, you have some tips ... Could that be the key to the matter?

    I have thought of putting another rule on the outside of the cut to try that the cutting board does not detach from the guide ... but it all seems like a lot of fuss. I think there must be a more practical method.

    Let's see if you can advise me.

    A greeting.

    1. Yes, it happens to me too. At the moment I solve it with the tips. I think it may be because the ruler and the saw are not perfectly parallel to me. Anyway, if you have a table saw, you may have a spacer knife behind the blade, although you still don't have it installed.

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