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Posted on How many of you use the Gripper and what is your assessment

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#1 posted 09-12-2007 04:57 AM

I had one until recently. I did something rather stupid on my tablesaw and got into a kickback situation. The Gripper got chewed up pretty good, but my hand is fine. Although it got ripped out of my hand and flew into the wall behind me, I don’t think my hand ever came close to the blade.

The thing about the design is that it puts a real protection between you and the blade. In general, it actually rides over the blade; completely enclosing it. It kind of acts like a blade guard. Now that I think about it, if there was one improvement I would make it would be to make it (or maybe just the top) clear, so you could see the workpiece moving through the blade.

I was going to pick up a replacement at Woodcraft last weekend during their sale, but I never made it. It’s on the list.

-- Disappointment is an empty box full of expectation.

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