Newbie here, working with my first table saw. I took a class on how to use it safely, but I'm not terribly satisfied that I'm doing it correctly.
While viewing one of Swingman's recent posts, I saw a picture of one of the push sticks he was using. (http://www.e-woodshop.net/images/PushStick.jpg )
This stick is similar to the design my teacher used. However, it seems to me like the operator's hand still gets behind the blade at the end of the cut, which the teacher described as, well, it was described as "a bad thing."
Would it not be better to use a longer stick and put the "wood hook" further forward of the handle? This way there would still be sufficient leverage to hold the wood down, but at no time would the operator's hand get above or behind the blade.
Any help would be appreciated...particularly from you, Swingman...how do you like your design?