Intro: Use a Laser Engraver to Make Your Own Table Saw Push Sticks
One of the handy things about the Laser Engraver is that you can get very nice, reproducible 90 degree cuts in MDF.
I took advantage of this fact to make some Push Sticks for use on the SawStop table saw at TechShop San Jose - www.techshop.ws
Step 1: Kinda Looks Like an Old Lady's Shoe...
But it keeps hands away from the table saw blade.
I designed this to be used right next to the SawStop's fence.
I think of Push Sticks as sacrificial - they're not meant for long term re-use. If they get cut, that's still a safe deal. Hands and fingers stay safer.
Step 2: I Use My Old Friend, 1/4" MDF
It cuts on a 45watt or 60watt Laser.
It's easy to reproduce these.
Here's the Corel Draw v15 file...
Step 3: And They're Ready to Use...
Once you've cut one or more of these, you can use them alone or glue a couple together to get a thicker Push Stick.
Happy Cutting and Safer Sawing!
Again, I'm getting my stuff done at TechShop - www.techshop.ws