|Review by Tomcat1066||posted 12-31-2008 01:20 AM||7831 views||0 times favorited||10 comments|
While wandering through Lowe’s, I saw this bad boy just sitting there with a $30 price tag. Since I found myself in no position to own a table saw for the foreseeable future, it looked like it would solve one of my biggest problems: how to rip boards down.
The Accu-Rip attaches to your circular saw with two small screws located at the front of the guide. It takes a bit of time to get it set right, because it’s edge must line up with the blade just so, but once it does, it works like a dream. On the other side (and clearly visible in the closer picture above) is the edge guide part. You simply line this up with the desired rip you want, lock it down, and go to town.
I could go on a long diatribe and try to make this look more impressive, but the fact of the matter was the thing works. I was able to rip down each board with no problem. In addition, this puppy makes it possible to rip thin strips that you wouldn’t want to try to do free hand.
In addition, it makes the same cut over and over again, something that is hard to do without a jig of some kind. It’s 24” capacity allows it to handle 4’x8’ pieces of plywood or MDF without a problem.
The kicker is that the guide doesn’t impede crosscuts in the least, unless you use a guide of some type. In that case, simply remove it and let it run.
I have to admit, I was very surprised at how well this thing worked!
-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!