You could call it a "pick up" hole which would allow you to pick it up more easily.... just sayin' :wink2: It would allow you to insert your fingers to better control it also. DAMHIKT. :grin:I'm an acoustic guy all the way but I didn't want a sound hole interfering with my push stick.
Now that's funny!! I may make another one and add some detail, maybe engraving for sound hole, fingerboard, frets, strings, bridge, etc. Of course, it might be that I wouldn't want to risk it hitting blade and won't use it -You could call it a "pick up" hole which would allow you to pick it up more easily.... just sayin' :wink2: It would allow you to insert your fingers to better control it also. DAMHIKT. :grin:
I have a Grripper, too, and agree, they're better suited for the router table, as they can't be used with the blade guard in place.... I do use the 1/8 inch leg for cutting strips....Like TonyB, I think the red popular store bought push stick is the most dangerous woodworking item on the market. It put pressure on the back of the work piece and tends to lift the front causing kickback. I still keep this one hanging near my band saw if I need to push something out of the way.
I prefer the thin long nose stick pictured below. It's cut from 1/2 inch plywood, the handle is as high as I want to make it and the long nose lets me put pressure on the front of the piece. I own an expensive "GRIPPER" but I don't like it around the table saw because I'm afraid of the blade catching it and twisting my hand down onto the blade. The "GRIPPER" is great for the jointer and router table.