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How to Make a Hold-Down Pusher for a Jointer

When working with a jointer, it's wise to use a hold-down pusher to keep the work piece in close contact with the table and your hands away from the blades.

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hold down pusher for jointer
  • Time

    1 hour

  • Price Range

    $1 - $50

  • Difficulty



Step 1: Create the Base

Screw one of the 2" x 2" x 3/4" blocks of wood flush to one side of the base.

create the base

Step 2: Attach the Plywood

Place the 1/4" plywood under the base. Line up the second block so that it's flush with the bottom of the plywood (Image 1). Screw the square block into place on the base so it hangs 1/4" below the 2" x 5" x 3/4" base (Image 2). This 1/4" of wood will act as a lip to push the work piece through the blade.

Step 3: Add the Handle

Screw the 1" x 5" x 3/4"" piece of wood for the handle to the tops of the square blocks.

add the handle