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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-24-2005, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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I see the guys using a totally nifty white plastic push stick, with a ridge in the center etc. but I do not see any reference to it being available for purchase. Anybody help?
Also, I see the fellas using little brass "pins" ,stuck into their router plate table, when they freehand stuff. I have a new Rockler table, with plate etc. for my #891, and the adjusting tool so I can adjust depth etc. from top, but I see no little holes for "pins" ....and not only that; what keeps the pins from falling right through the hole?!
Ahhh.....the mysteries of it all.
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*looks at the official Router Workshop plastic push stick* muhahaha

Sadly, I don't think they sell these, but if you were really interested in it, I'm sure that a deal could be arranged.

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Birch, you can find plastic push sticks at many tool stores. As far as the safety pins go, Rockler didn't make provisions for them in their mounting plate. You can purchase a safety pin with the replacement insert kit for a Rousseau mounting plate.($10) You will have to drill your own hole in your plate. The pin has a collar halfway down that keeps it from dropping through the plate.

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Hay . I have a rocklertable and plate. My plate has two threded holes one on each side. So what I did was cut the head off of a 1/4 20 hex head bolt and I just screw it in one of the holes works for me. You have ot try it.And as for the push sticks Rick uses, I make my own I have a saw handle patern I got out of wood mag. And I make five or six at a time. The little sq. backup boards are easy to make also Make your own have fun with it and enjoy. Learning Herb
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The push stick is available from Oak-Park for about ten dollars. the bottom of the push stick has a male dove tail on it . You also get a drawing on how to make the base of the push stick which will have a female dove tail on the top for the handle, and two more at the bottom for dovetailed strips to go into the bottom to enable you to both guide wood through the table mounted router holding it down and into the fence.
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Okay gang. Thanks for the help. I know the Rockler plates are all different-they make them specific to a range of router brands. There are two holes at the "front" of mine where the adjusting tool goes down. I think its pretty nifty, but some of you old time router guys probably think its unneccessary and frivolous.
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I use 1/4 bolt with a 1/4 id-1/2od-1' long nylon bushing that can be purchased a Lowe's
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This is a old post,, But Just to add to Woodnut65 post

Push Stick Handle
http://us.oak-park.com/catalogue.htm...-&product=P055

But you can make your own very quick with a dovetail bit and the router table.
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as far as the safety pin just pick up a bass bolt at the hardware store and cut the head off..
Drill and tap the base plate to take it on.. , 5/16-18 x 3 1/2" long works great, just cut off the head and some of the threads,so you end up with a stud with 1/2" of threads on one and no threads on the other end..

If you have a lathe or you can use a mates lathe you can make your own easy and quick with some brass bar stock.. ▼



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Birch,
A sholdered Socket head cap screw works great for the pins. They will snug up to the table and be perfictaly vertical. These pictured are 1" & 1 1/2 ". Cut the head off and your all set.
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It always amuses me to see that, no matter what type of forum you are on, that when a nearly 3 year old thread pops back ttt.....it will be a newbie that did it.
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