Nothing says “cheap tool” like leftover plywood I found on the shop floor. I needed a push-stick last year and, being the tightwad that I am, I wasn’t going to pay five bucks for a decent one. So a search of the scrap pile yielded a stick of adequate dimensions to fashion my own.
First off, I know this homebuilt model probably isn’t going to meet OSHA standards. But the price was right, and when a board tried to kick back on me a few months back, with this stick I was able to both keep it under control and not injure myself — so I’m satisfied with its performance.
Pretty? No — but I can still count to ten on my hands, and I’m going to count that as a win.