It’s not fun to be on the receiving end of the kickback that can happen when you’re ripping a board on the table saw. The material often gets caught by the back of the blade causing splintering, inaccurate cuts and — worst of all; — kickback.
The Grip-Tite feather board is a block solid tool that delivers holding power to your cast iron saw top while simultaneously pressing your material down and in against the fence.
It works by using embedded magnets to direct all the holding force against the steel surface. Each unit has two polycarbonate side fins and one hold-down fin. They’re very simple to set up: with your material in place against the fence, position the Grip-Tite so the side fin contacts the side of the board. You should feel resistance when pushing stock all the way through the cut.
The Woodpeckers site also has a few accessories that can be added to the mix for more gripping options such as using rollers instead of fins and adding a steel plate accessory kit that will get you going if your saw doesn’t have a steel fence.
Street pricing for basic set starts around $39.