Our 3 favorite tablesaw safety gadgets
Ripping narrow strips or narrow stock can be a challenge. The GRR-Ripper pushblock, right, makes those jobs easy. With one edge riding against the rip fence, its rubber-coated feet straddle the blade to push both the keeper and cutoff pieces past the blade, while also allowing you to apply pressure against the fence.
The manufacturer offers a variety of accessories, including a leg that allows for ripping strips as narrow as 1/8" (shown right), and outriggers for steadying the pushblock when ripping workpieces narrower than the pushblock. For specialized tasks, make your own accessories and attach them using #10-32 screws that fit into threaded inserts in the sides or with 1/4"-20 hexhead bolts that slide into T-slots in the top and ends.
The $60 price tag might seem hefty, but you'll find it useful at the router table, jointer, and bandsaw as well.
(Pushblock GR-100, 1/8" side leg, Micro-Jig, 407-696-6695, microjig.com.)
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