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Review by Chris posted 1866 days ago 4074 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This has to be one of the best things I have laid my hands on in a while. I needed a better way to mount my sacrificial fence quickly and I saw these at Woodcraft for less than $20.00 US. Just drill a couple of 1/2” holes in the sacrificial fence and clamp it to your regular fence. That’s Easy!

My only very minor gripe is that the little knobs that you tighten them with tend to loosen when you try to remove the clamps. A couple of drops of 5-Minute epoxy in each threaded hole fixed that.

The pictures are courtesy of the Grip-Tite web site.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein




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#1 posted 1866 days ago

glad to know it works. I bought a pair and haven’t used them yet

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#2 posted 1866 days ago

need to get me a pair. had a close call with my sac fence just the other day. narrow piece making a rabbet, my homemade push stick was too long, and kept hitting the c clamp. so I shortened it. It was a pine push stick and as i applied pressure to keep the board down, the stick broke. Thank goodness for featherboards! I was using the mag lock from Ridgid and had it tight enough to hold it and prevent kickback. otherwise I might have landed on the blade.

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#3 posted 1866 days ago

Thanks for posting this. I was looking at the similar one from Rockler and wanted to get a pair, but couldn’t find a way to get in in Canada without paying a substantial shipping fee. Maybe have better luck getting this.

-- Ed

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#4 posted 1866 days ago

Hi Chris,

How about a drop of locite on the thread of the clamp?

Dalec

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#5 posted 1865 days ago

Dalec, I suppose that would work. However, I did not have that on hand.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#6 posted 1865 days ago

I have the Rockler version and I like the concept a lot. I have an issue with mine though. As I tighten them down I seem to get a bow in my sacraficial fence that I don’t get when using regular clamps. I suppose this could be from my wholes not being drilled staight or something. (I have not trouble shooted it yet.)

-- Homers / Murphy, TX

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#7 posted 1846 days ago

Thanks for the good feedback, Chris. I invented the HoleClamp about 4 years ago and am still waiting for the patent to go through the system. We obviously needed to use more locktite to keep the thumbscrew on tight. One quick fix is to put a 1/4” nut on below the thumbscrew and double nut it.

The knockoff Rockler clamp has a big flaw (aside from stealing the idea and cllaimiing it was their’s) in that the clamp ends are not parallel and cause the sub fence to pull away from the main fence. The Grip-Tite clamp is a solid 7/16” bar to avoid that problem.
We would appreciate anyone giving us a call at 1-800 -475-0293 if you have any problem with or feedback on any of our products.

Jerry Jaksha
Grip-Tite.com

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#8 posted 1846 days ago

I’m going to have to get a set for my table saw. They look pretty nice and good to know about the limitations of the Rockler version.

Jerry, nice to have you on the site. Hopefully we will see you post occasionally.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#9 posted 1146 days ago

Thanks for posting this review Chris.

How capable would you say that the Griptites are of guiding heavy timbers? 2×6’s etc.?

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#10 posted 1146 days ago

I have no idea if it will hold something that heavy. I guess it would depend on how much force is going against them,

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#11 posted 1034 days ago

I would like to know if the grip-tite 2000 will work with my Bosch 4100 jobsite saw?

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#12 posted 1033 days ago

If the fence on the Bosch is no wider than a standard Beismeyer style than I would guess that it should…

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