Just a few days ago Stuart and I were wondering why we don’t follow Stuart Lees’ blog Stu’s Shed anymore. I still follow @ on Twitter though, where I caught his tweet about the Incra PushGuard. Made in the USA, this over-sized push block features an integrated finger guard as an extra measure of protection for your digits, and a clear removable shield for deflecting debris away from you.
The Incra PushGuard’s handle is large enough that you can grip it with both hands, and it is slightly offset from the center of the base of the block, moving your hand farther away from the cutter. It looks to be angled outwards a bit, too. Incra mounted a thick 7″ x 3″ rubber pad to the bottom of the block to firmly grip your work.
The hand guard is made from ABS and has a double walled design. It provides the mounting point for the clear acrylic deflector shield. Both the shield and the hand guard can be removed from the push block, depending on your needs.
Hopefully the Incra PushGuard pad is as textured and grippy as the Bench Dog push block reviewed here last year.
The Incra PushGuard is regularly priced at $20 at Incramental Tools, and $25 at Amazon. Right now, at the time of this posting, Incramental has it on sale for $17. Shipping for 1 PushGuard at Incramental starts at $9 for our zip codes.
Incremental tools also sells an upgrade kit for users that might already have an Incra push block, although it still will cost you $17. So until their sale is over, you’re probably better off buying the full PushGuard. It’s also interesting to note that you can purchase a replacement hand guard, deflector shield, or any of the mounting hardware.