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Forum topic by theeveningwood posted 06-16-2015 01:00 AM 1335 views 0 times favorited 20 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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theeveningwood

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06-16-2015 01:00 AM

Anyone use these? If not, what pushblocks do you recommend?

http://www.3dpushblock.com/

Here’s another video of them in use: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlYKQbQIpnc


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ksSlim

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#1 posted 06-16-2015 01:02 AM

Use mine any time the TS gets turned on.
Get the 1/8” bar as well, its usually extra but worth it.

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic

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shipwright

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#2 posted 06-16-2015 02:09 AM

Consider this.
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/130049

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DKV

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#3 posted 06-16-2015 04:59 AM

Do you have any idea how many times grrrripper and push blocks have been discussed on the forum. Up towards the top right corner is a little space for searching lumberjocks…try it.

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ElChe

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#4 posted 06-16-2015 07:13 AM

My my aren’t we crabby. ;). I have two. Gathering dust. Too much fiddling. I just reach for my shop built push sticks. Some day I may sell my grrippers but I know some weird project will come along where I need them.

-- Tom - Measure twice cut once. Then measure again. Curse. Fudge.

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rwe2156

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#5 posted 06-16-2015 09:44 AM

+1 ElChe.

Save your money & make your own.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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BigFoot Products Canada

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#6 posted 06-16-2015 09:59 AM

http://www.bigfootproducts.ca/

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WhyMe

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#7 posted 06-16-2015 09:21 PM

I’ve got 2 of the Grr-rippers and like them and do use them. They have their purpose of use at certain times but I do not use them every time I rip a piece of wood. The only downside of the Grr-ripper is the price.

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alittleoff

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#8 posted 06-16-2015 10:29 PM

I bought a 2 pack from amazon. One is still in the box, the other is sitting somewhere collecting dust. Takes to much time to fool with. I’m sure if I wanted to rip a 1/8” strip of wood I would take the time to set it up and use it. On ripping a board I find a push stick works a lot better for me.
gerald

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johnstoneb

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#9 posted 06-16-2015 10:42 PM

They are great. I use all the time there are times that push stick is easier.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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woodchuckerNJ

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#10 posted 06-16-2015 10:56 PM

Didn’t know they changed the name to 3d. I bought mine a long time ago.
It has quite a few cuts in it. But still works great.

I don’t own the 1/8 leg,
have thought about it.. it didn’t exists when I bought mine.
I may get another .. I don’t think the bridge looks useful.. more gimicky.

So how does it work. GREAT! I use it mostly on the TS, but it’s great on the router table, and when resawing near the end or to help support the work.

-- Jeff NJ

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jesinfla

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#11 posted 06-16-2015 11:31 PM

I recently purchased one based on a suggestion by someone here – glad I did. I use mine quite frequently, even when I don’t really have to.

I like the feel of it, and how it grabs the work piece. It just feels safer to me and makes me more relaxed using the ts.

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WhoMe

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#12 posted 06-17-2015 12:07 AM

Any type of device that keeps your fingers away from a moving blade is better than nothing BUT, it needs to keep the wood stable during the cut too.
Having said that, the gripper is not the end all push block but it is good at what it does. Having spent some time with one, it is pretty simple to use and adjust but there are limits too. I did find it better than push blocks or push sticks for some applications. Like ripping and crosscutting small pieces that reside between the blade and the fence. It does support wood on both sides of the blade well. Mainly doing cuts where a blade guard gets in the way or prevents safe use of other safety equipment.
Personally, after using one, I do plan on getting one and a couple accessories. I just won’t use it 100% of the time.
I do feel their videos, although informative and demonstrate the product well, are slightly skewed in that they appear to prevent all accidents, which they don’t. Typical marketing.
In the end though, it is a useful tool if your needs meet is capabilities.

-- I'm not clumsy.. It's just the floor hates me, the tables and chairs are bullies, the wall gets in the way AAANNNDDD table saws BITE my fingers!!!.. - Mike -

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Chad

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#13 posted 06-17-2015 08:21 PM

I love mine. It allows for cuts that wouldn’t be possible otherwise.

-- Wood is awesome.

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distrbd

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#14 posted 06-17-2015 11:02 PM

This is the push block of my dream:
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/109080

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-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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WoodNSawdust

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#15 posted 06-17-2015 11:54 PM

I bought a pack of two from Peachtree at The Woodworking Show two years ago. I use them quite often. I agree with those that say it takes a lot of fiddling with them.

I have used and continue to use homemade push sticks and blocks.

The bottom line is I feel safe with the GRRRRIPER! I just wish their configuration could be changed a little faster.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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