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04-04-2008 10:55 PM

Topic tags/keywords: gripper narrow strips jig tip

If you are like me you probably use the GRR-ripper more than ever now.
It takes all the risk out of many procedures.
I just noticed on the website that they show a simple modification for ripping small strips less than 1/4”.
Here's the step by step modifcation.
It very simple and extremely safe.
They also show a neat application for cutting ultra narrow veneer strips.

It you are using a Grr-ripper check it out.


Cheers

Bob

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#1 posted 04-04-2008 11:09 PM

Thanks, but the link is broken.

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#2 posted 04-04-2008 11:22 PM

Try it now Gary.
The code to load the URL is not leaving a trailing space at the end so the text is run in to the address.

I must tell Martin to modify this.
I usually check for it but missed this one.

Cheers
Bob

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#3 posted 04-04-2008 11:31 PM

Thanks Bob. It works great now. The only problem I see with it if you wanted to do different size rips.
Looks like you would need more parts to cut up. Do you know if they sell spare parts?

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#4 posted 04-04-2008 11:38 PM

Yes as a matter of fact they do Gary.
I have pretty much commited myself to having parts of this device consumable.
It’s still pretty cheap considering the time it saves and the safety.
Price listing

Bob

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#5 posted 04-05-2008 12:00 AM

Thanks for the link. I already “modified” mine…by accident. Great little tool that alows me to make many cuts that I otherwise would probably not. Now I can replace the parts I need & not worry if I need to modify other parts.

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#6 posted 04-05-2008 11:58 AM

Hi Bob

Looks like a great tool. Does this not get a little expensive, having to replace the pad and leg all the time, would you not be better of just using MDF or Birch Ply, you could have lots of different size jigs for the price of one replacement lag & pad.

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#7 posted 04-05-2008 01:20 PM

Tony, yes and no.
Once you set up for say a (1/8”)-3mm thin cut your can repeat that for practcally ever.
The leg will still function as it did before. The jig will cut(1/4”) – 6mm right out of the box so that’s not a problem.
I don’t do a much veneering so I cant speak to that but I would imagine that 1/4’, 1/8’ and 1/16’ would be sufficient for most people.
Yes, you could make several sizes of jigs as you need them from MDF or birch ply. I should think the disadvantage has to be having a shop full of different jigs that are used only occasionally.
Come to think of it that’s my shop were talking about! <g>
I think the legs are about $12.00. ( I’m paying that for 5/4×8” cherrry here.)

Bob

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#8 posted 04-05-2008 07:22 PM

Hey Bob;

Looks like a great way to safely cut small parts. Often a scary procedure.

Thanks for posting this.

Lee

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#9 posted 04-05-2008 11:58 PM

Hi Lee, you’re the last guy I have to tell that time is money. <g>

I guess a fella could make all sorts of single use jigs that accomplish this task but to have it right on the table saw all the time, now that’s a great device.
Today I ran some maple framing strips to lock in smoked glass panels in a couple of kitchen cupboards.
All of 10 minutes start to finsh and nothing to set up other than the Grr-ripper for the cut .
I was using it to mill the stock for the strips anyway.

Set ups are extremely time consuming and unproductive with “one ofs”.

Cheers
Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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