We’ve written about all of these components individually, but Rockler has a deal on right now combining three of Bench Dog’s saw safety products bundled together into a single easy-to-order package. For $25, you get the Dog’s slick little push stick, their push block, and “Feather-Loc” — a device that keeps stock pressed tight around your saw’s fence to minimize kickback.
The stick is “magnetic” as well, but honestly the magnet only makes it easier to store. Other than that it’s pretty much just a stick. Which means that even if you don’t have $25 to spend — or are just a cheap bastard like us at Toolmonger — you can always make your own out of (gasp) wood. Sean does this, and he even keeps the old ones, all broken and sawed up by kickbacks, tacked up on the wall to remind him to use the damn stick.
The push block, on the other hand, seems like it might be a little more difficult to swing on your own. You can certainly put together a basic one, but the friction’d surface on the bottom of this one is pretty cool.
Anyway, however you manage to do it, be sure to acquire and have on hand the right safety tools. The hand/finger/life you save might be your own.
3-Piece Safety Kit [Rockler]