Woodstock W1104 Board Buddies

WOOD magazine rating
Average reader rating
4.3
out of 5
Brand:
Shop Fox
Model:
W1104
Price:
$50

Description

* Clockwise Rotation
* Prevent kickback on tablesaws and router tables.
* Mounts to fences 3" to 3-1/2" high x 1" or wider.
* Non-Marring
* Neoprene Wheels
* Die-Cast Aluminum Construction

WOOD magazine review

Board Buddies

Review Summary

You can use feather boards to hold a workpiece down and more feather boards to hold it against the fence, but one pair of yellow Board Buddies does all that and more. They hold stock down, pull it against the fence, prevent kickback (the wheels turn in only one direction), and keep your fingers out of harm’s way. Installed on your fence’s top (we mounted them in T-track), Board Buddies adjust for stock thickness and roller pressure.
And they provide the same benefits when switched over to your tablesaw fence. One small limitation: Buddies can’t handle workpieces less than about 1" wide.

Detailed Ratings

1.0
out of 5

Performance

1

Features

1

Ease of Use

1

Value

1

Reader Reviews

Good hold downs

Review Summary

I've had these installed on my table saw fence since I first bought it some 25 years ago and they have worked well in doing what they are suppose to do, preventing kickback and holding material flat against the table and fence. I recently moved them to my new table saw( Mini Max panel saw). The newer magnetic type hold downs won't work on it because both the table( wagon) and fence are anodized aluminum.
With today's newer saws with riving knives and anti-kick back pawls, perhaps they aren't needed so much, although I still use them when cutting lumber with a slight warp or bend.

Detailed Ratings

4.3
out of 5

Performance

4

Features

5

Ease of Use

4

Value

4

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