Whether shopmade or manufactured, a featherboard is a valuable third hand that keeps workpieces tight to the fence or tabletop as they pass a blade or bit. Not only do featherboards add accuracy and consistency to cuts made on the tablesaw, router table, or bandsaw, they also help you keep your hands away from cutters and prevent kickback. Learn the basics of how to choose the right featherboard for the job and correctly position it for consistent, safe cuts.

From Fine Woodworking #224