Rockler always has nifty woodworking gadgets, so we try to keep an eye on them each month. Their latest release isn’t big, but it’s still a nifty product. The Bench Dog Pocket Push Stick is a small push stick designed to fit in your shop apron or back pocket. It’s not all that much bigger than a carpenters pencil, but it lets you quickly and easily pull out a push stick to work more safely in the shop or on the job site. The Bench Dog Pocket Push Stick is designed to handle jointing, sawing, routing, and additional applications where a small push stick is sufficient.
The Bench Dog Pocket Push Stick seems to combine, very well, safety and convenience. Since it fits in your pocket, you get a fairly important safety device that’s quick to access when needed. With larger push sticks you often see tradesmen leave them in the bed of the truck or the tool box, unless they are attached to the device itself. This is going to be an inexpensive and handy way to avoid performing dangerous cutting operations improperly—and we like that.
The Bench Dog Pocket Push Stick is 9-3/4″ long and is made of a polymer material that is durable, but also allows a little bit of give when it experiences stress in a pocket or a tool bag (so it isn’t likely to snap). The stick also has a rubber over-molded handle to make it more comfortable (and grippy) to use. As you’d expect, the end of the tool has a notch in it to allow it to correctly align to the end of your stock and push it along.
The Bench Dog Pocket Push Stick (48305) retails for $5.99 and can be purchased at Rockler Woodworking and Hardware stores nationwide or online.