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Micro Jig Grr-Ripper (DIY)

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Project by hutchmp posted 10-20-2020 02:28 AM 1018 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Instead of buying one, I decided to make my own version. I never used one of these before and found it drastically improves the cut on the table saw eliminating burning and stop points from the blade and also improves safety. It’s a must-have for the shop!! The only thing you have to get used to is passing your hand over the top of the spinning blade. It’s totally safe but just feels weird when you’re not used to it. I didn’t use plans, I just looked at the commercial version and figured out what I wanted the dimensions to be. I made up a few different sized material push hooks for varying situations and on-board storage for them on the stability wing. I used an old trowel handle and secured it on a slight angle to remind me to keep pushing it into the fence as well as forward through the cut.

Overall a fun project and I cannot say enough about how great this thing works!

Regards,
Hutch

-- Hutch





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therealSteveN

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#1 posted 10-20-2020 02:55 AM

Glad it worked for you. I have issues with calling something a safety device, when it forces me to remove the one safety device I depend on the most in order to use it.

-- Think safe, be safe

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Nickdarr

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#2 posted 10-20-2020 03:22 PM

This is a well thought out and executed project. Glad you like and it works well for you. I would have to remove the blade guard and dust collection to use it. I like the overarm dust collection and don’t want to lose it.

-- Darren... Hmmmm, I got nothin.

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RCCinNC

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#3 posted 10-21-2020 12:40 AM



Glad it worked for you. I have issues with calling something a safety device, when it forces me to remove the one safety device I depend on the most in order to use it.

- therealSteveN


I agree. I keep my bladeguard on as much as possible. I also built (and posted) my own gripper, and there really is nothing better for small narrow rips where a blade guard gets in the way. That’s pretty much all I use it for.
It’s definitely a worthwhile tool to have in the shop.
Nice job Hutch!

-- Live to putter...putter to live!

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Gary

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#4 posted 10-21-2020 05:33 PM

Nicely designed and executed. Bravp!

-- Cheers -- g

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