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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.

Grip-Tite Feather Boards [Woodpeckers]
Sreet Pricing [Froogle]


6 Responses to Finds: Grip-Tite Feather Boards

  1. Rob says:

    These are great. I’ve had mine for 15 years and if anything ever happens to to them, I’m definitely getting more.

  2. Quentin says:

    I’ve seen these in the Lee Valley catalog as well. I’ve been thinking about getting a couple for a while now; I think you’ve just made up my mind (what’s $39 compared to a kick-back in the gut?)

  3. james b says:

    These wouldn’t work on my aluminum fence. I made a block that is the same width as my fence and has bolts on the bottom that slide in the T-slots on top of my fence. Then I bolted a slotted featherboard onto the side of the block.. Works great and made out of scrap. I considered using epoxy to hold a couple of disk drive magnets in the bottom of a shop made featherboard, but never really had that much need for one on the side.

  4. Steve Thompson says:

    I want. I’ve been relying on kerfed scrapwood for years and if these last, it would be nice not to have to cut a new one evertime I need one.

  5. Ivan says:

    Talking about kick-backs… from an in-law I got an older electronic radial saw from Craftsman. Well not used to the top cutting radial saw, I received the first kickback just above my jewels.
    It’s been a couple weeks now but the impact still shows. I think my wife will happily invest in some featherboard grips!

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