Twice the pushstick, twice the control
I feel safer performing tablesaw rip cuts with this double pushstick that I came up with—two pushsticks connected with a 1 1⁄4 " dowel that's longer than the width of the blade guard. It allows me to cut narrower pieces without getting my fingers close to either side of the spinning blade. Plus, it straddles my blade guard, giving me one more incentive to leave the guard on the saw.
—Ken Peters, Spring Hill, Fla.