|Review by Tim Dorcas||posted 07-29-2008 05:46 AM||6022 views||1 time favorited||14 comments|
In the past one of the things I hated to was rip thin pieces of wood. Typically this is done to create keys for mitered joints. Last December I was going to build a one of the many jigs that you can find online when Rockler came out with their Thin Rip Tablesaw Jig. For $20 I thought, “Why not?” It arrived about three weeks later (They were sold old initially and everything takes longer in Canada.) and I was surprised at the quality of it’s construction. If anything the fit is a bit tight. After fitting everything together I immediately gave it a workout. I already had a box made that I needed keys for. The first cut was a little too thin. After struggling with the tight fit to slide it back, I finally got what I needed. There is a ball bearing at the tip which makes the wood flow nicely.
Most of the woodworkers I know are a frugal bunch but for $20 bucks I think it more than pays for itself. The only thing I wish it had was a numerical system for ease of setup. That and the fact that it is bit hard to move at first knocks off a half of a star. I would rate this 4.5 stars. If you need to rip thin strips I would recommend getting one.
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