|Review by CharlieD||posted 04-07-2008 08:25 PM||4378 views||0 times favorited||25 comments|
Recently I played a three way game of catch with my table saw and a small piece of maple plywood. As a result I attempted to catch a 250 MPH plywood line drive with my right thigh. After ensuring my right leg was still attached to the rest of body I decided I needed a little more safety and purchased the GRR-Ripper® precision pusher system. It’s purpose is to serve as a virtual movable blade guard that you hold, rather than a blade guard that is affixed to the back of the table saw, or one that hovers above it. It effectively creates a barricade between the blade and both of your hands. Several LJs noted that they were uncomfortable using it and having their hand move over the top of the Table saw blade. Understandable. I didn’t experience any apprehension doing this and overall felt much safer using the GRR. Most importantly the GRR would have prevented the kick back I experienced.
There are several models and I bought the GRR-Ripper GR-200 (8 components) for $69.00. Hind sight I don’t think I will use the extra accessories and would be fine with the GRR-100 base system for $49.00.
Overall, I think the GRR is worth the money and will improve the safety of using a table saw, band saw, router, etc. Particularly, the table saw with the blade guard removed (which most of us seem to do).
-- Charlie - Texas