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#1 posted 04-16-2014 03:14 PM

Grr Rippers are great, and I use it to do thin rips. However I do not consider them to be a no substitute for a splitter/riving knife. All you’d be doing is “applying brute force” to intentionally hold down a piece to prevent kickback or any other problem. Not to say that it wouldn’t work, but if you’re doing a lot of cuts, I see it as only a matter of time before your fancy and expensive Grr Ripper meets some carbide. The idea a1Jim shared with a wedge at the tail end of the cut sound to serve as a splitter sounds like possible idea take and adapt.

doitforfun – Neat looking push block design. I’m curious how it can be adapted to add some form of downward pressure during a thin rip cut?

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