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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • How to Make a Replaceable Push Block

  • Slide in and keep working
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  • Over time, push blocks tend to get ruined by continuous contact with the saw blade. Club member Ted McManus of Vallejo, California, solved the nuisance of constant push-block replacement by designing one with replaceable inserts. He made his push block from scrap 3/4-in. material, drilled five holes with a 1-1/4-in. Forstner bit for the handle opening, and rounded over the opening with his router. The replaceable inserts slide into a dovetail slot and are locked in place by an adjustable sliding tab. Now when the saw blade wears away the base of the stop block, Ted simply slides in a new base and resumes working. Brought to you by: American Profile
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