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03-31-2011 05:36 AM

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Do you need a GRR-Ripper

-- E J ------- Always Keep a Firm Grip on Your Tool

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#1 posted 03-31-2011 05:42 AM

I dont but Im all for stimulating the economy

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#2 posted 03-31-2011 05:52 AM

I wouldnt take that thing if you paid me, and at $80, I cant imagine they sell many at all.

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#3 posted 03-31-2011 06:02 AM

I will take 4, check is in the mail.

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#4 posted 03-31-2011 06:26 AM

I defiantly need to get a grip :))

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#5 posted 03-31-2011 06:39 AM

Ha,Ha a1Jim
Thats was a good one
Love it

-- E J ------- Always Keep a Firm Grip on Your Tool

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#6 posted 03-31-2011 10:45 AM

Need it?, but it’s a great device. I use in just it’s most basic form, so it’d be pretty easy to make one in the shop if the price is an obstacle. They’re a lot cheaper than a SawStop, they do go on sale sometimes, or you could put it on your birthday wishlist!

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#7 posted 03-31-2011 12:31 PM

I use mine regularly… don’t criticize it until you’ve tried it… worth the money in my opinion… just my opinion!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#8 posted 03-31-2011 12:44 PM

Did I criticize them
I ask a question ,in order to get opinions
I own two GRR-Rippers ,and really like them

-- E J ------- Always Keep a Firm Grip on Your Tool

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#9 posted 03-31-2011 01:41 PM

I have one and I like it. I got mine at the Wood show here in Portland for $40.00. Nice tool. Someone had a set of plans for building one and it looked to be about the same thing.

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#10 posted 03-31-2011 02:40 PM

I have two, and I use them all the time. Yeah…. they are a bit pricey, but so are a lot of other woodworking toiols. Like Scott said, they’re a lot cheaper than a Sawstop.

There are cuts I can make very safely using my Grr-ripper that I can’t imagine making without one.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#11 posted 03-31-2011 03:17 PM

After seeing them demonstrated at the woodworking show in Atlanta we bought two for the plant. I would like to have a set for the shop at home. Unfortunately, I would like to have a lot of things for my shop at home. I’m still adding to my woodcarving tools, would like to get a nice set of chisels, and set my lathe up where I can make bowls and what not. As Jim says, the gripper will have to wait until I get a grip on myself – just because you want something doesn’t mean you can buy it. :)

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#12 posted 03-31-2011 03:33 PM

I also have two GRR-Rippers and use them as much as possible. I got one on sale and another at an estate sale for 10bucks ~ 70dollars for two is a great price but I still think they’re worth every penny at the 80dollar apiece price tag. I also own a SawStop and have never tripped the blade and don’t plan to. GRR-Rippers definitely make cuts safer IF you’re tablesaw is setup/tuned correctly. I use them whenever I can but for thin stock I sometimes have to choose from using a blade guard with dust collection or GRR-Ripper plus riving knife.

-- Ted

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#13 posted 03-31-2011 03:46 PM

I also have a pair that I got on sale, and I love them. The ability to straddle the tablesaw blade and support both sides of the cut with plenty of hand clearance make work with only the riving knife much more viable. It’s a purchase I’ve never regretted.

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#14 posted 03-31-2011 03:58 PM

Best investment in safety I’ve made. With these guys I can rip 1/8” strips all day long and not worry about my fingers or my body from a kickback.


-- Jim, Maryland

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#15 posted 03-31-2011 04:00 PM
Granted, the author admits not paying attention, but anyone can have a momentary lapse of concentration, and this unit might put you in harm’s way in a procedure you would not otherwise attempt.

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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