Store bought or homemade push stick? I haven't got one. Pic??
Don't forget pressure IN toward the fence, which is more important than down or forward...JMO. By keeping the work..... which has already been straightened and flattened on the jointer.... TIGHT against the fence you reduce the possibility of it rotating away allowing it to ride up and over the blade, back at you. This type of kickback is the most dangerous because it happens so fast and is unexpected. The other type of kickback where the work just shoots rearward from not being pushed through, beyond the blade is more predictable.i agree with all to make your own - however use caution in the design so that your hand is well clear of the blade, with wood that doesn't have any splits or cracks in it. remember this is a piece of safety equipment. i always liked one of NORM's that resembled the profile of a hand saw, it gives the right amount of forward and downward pressure.