Me and my GRR-Rippers

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Blog entry by WoodJediNTraining posted 05-05-2013 05:03 PM 2520 reads 5 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

:O) I am a bit excited. I finally have a set of GRR-Rippers in the shop. I have been wanting one for a long time. So I put together this video to show you just a couple reasons why I am pumped up about these helpful shop accessories. Not only are they keeping me safe, but they are allowing me the opportunity to perform tasks I couldn’t perform before… That in itself has got me doing backflips… lol Here is a look at the video

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi,

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#1 posted 05-05-2013 07:29 PM

Laney i got a band saw but the table saw may be the way to go for some resawing got to chevk out those gripers enjoyed the video looks like the shop is coming along

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#2 posted 05-05-2013 07:39 PM

eddie the GRR-Rippers work well for bandsaw operations also!

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi,

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#3 posted 05-05-2013 08:38 PM

I bought 2 a couple of years ago and I agree, they are fantastic. I’ve actually bought a couple more because I found them at an estate sale. Now I can leave 2 at the jointer and 2 at the TS.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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#4 posted 05-05-2013 09:12 PM

I want some!

-- Greg D, Cen. CA, "Keep it on the Level, Do it Right the First Time!"

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#5 posted 05-05-2013 11:59 PM

Great video Laney!
And the shop is looking awesome !

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#6 posted 05-06-2013 12:01 AM

Looks like a great addition.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#7 posted 05-06-2013 12:05 AM

Hi Laney. I have to say, I spent a good amount of time smiling while I watched your video. You have an infectious happiness as you talk about your topic. As a passionate woodworker, I appreciate and enjoy that. I have been contemplating a purchase of one or two of these Grippers and your endorsement is another push in that direction. I have viewed the Micro Jig videos on their site and have also read reviews. I have two questions for you. One detractor of the tool claims they are in fact UNSAFE because at times they do not grip well enough. How would you respond to that claim? Secondly, any thoughts on the benefits of the 200 model over the 100. Some who have purchased the 200 have commented that there are extras they will never use. Thanks.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#8 posted 05-06-2013 01:07 PM

Hey guys – I purchased a couple of Grippers several years ago. As I was considering buying one, I realized that I would actually need two in most instances that I should be using them at all, and so I purchased two. Turns out this was an accurate assessment. If I am in the situation that I need to use the Gripper, I actually need 2 in order to feed hand over hand to create a continuous and even material feed rate.

To Lenny – I find that the Gripper has great traction. Of course, this may also be affected by the amount of dust gathering on the board as I work it. But for the most part I find that the Grippers provide sufficient traction.

I also approach the Grippers as just one part of many for safe material feed on the table saw. Keeping the table saw waxed for a slick surface allows for easy sliding of material and enhances feeding material over the table saw surface no matter if I am using the Grippers or not.

My assessment is that the Grippers do work well and I am glad to have purchased them. I do not know what they cost now but when I purchased mine several years ago I think I paid $70 or $80 each. While the purchase price was a bit of a pinch on the front-end, I have often appreciated having them over the years.

I have noticed that the new ones come with more accessories than mine did which makes for a better value in the long run.

As always – Great job on the videos Laney:)

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#9 posted 05-08-2013 06:07 PM

Lenny, as I am new to the GRR-Rippers myself, I am still learning so much about them and the operations I can perform with them. That being said, I have not had the opportunity to work with the earlier model GRR-Ripper, so I would not be able to provide you with an accurate comparison of the two. I do know that the extras that come with the GR200 Model will definitely be a benefit in my shop.

As far as Traction well I have not run across any instance where they GRR-Ripper has lost its grip. I do agree with Todd, I think it would be a matter of how much sawdust is sitting on the surface. fine sawdust is pretty slippery. That being said, I haven’t run into this situation.

Once you get a hang of the set up of the GRR-Ripper for the individual operations you are performing, it gets easier and becomes almost second nature.

I hope that helps Lenny

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi,

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#10 posted 05-09-2013 05:15 PM

Thank you Todd and Laney. Your additional information and respective perspectives (say that fast 10 times) are appreciated.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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