Slide in and keep working

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