427 The GRR-Ripper

May 10, 2010

It’s Safety Week 2010 and it only makes sense for this week’s “Try It Tuesday” to be a safety device. A while ago we had a chance to give-away a Micro-Jig GRR-Ripper as part of our monthly schwag drawing. I couldn’t just give one away without trying it out for myself, so for total openness…YES I did get one to tryout and talk about on the show.

That was several months ago, and in that time I’ve had a chance to run the GRR-Ripper through it’s paces. What are the final results and my thoughts? I LOVE IT! Why do I love it? One very specific reason…I feel safe and in control of my stock while using it. How many times can you say that about a tool that can be the difference between injury and a great day in the shop?

To find out more about the GRR-Ripper, visit www.microjig.com. There’s quite a few options and accessories for the GRR-Ripper, check them all out for sale at Highland Woodworking.

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  1. Brett says:

    Thanks for the video about the gripper, you have shown me more things that I can do with mine. I just thought that you should consider using a zero clearance insert when cutting that narrow stock. I’m sure it looks more dangerous than it really is. Anyways I like mine and it has given me more confidence when I have my guard off my saw.

    • Matt says:

      Thanks! MicroJig also sells a DVD with a ton of info on it that helped me find more stuff like what I demonstrated.

      I’m very happy with it and glad it’s in the shop, now does anyone want to buy some old push blocks?

  2. Jim says:

    Hi Matt,
    Came from TWW when I saw you were reviewing the GrrRipper. I’ve been using mine for over three years now. I’ve never even come close to having an accident on my table saw since I got it. No kickback, no nuttin. I predict you will eventually become one of the converted who will bristle every time you hear someone say “be sure to use a push stick or push block”. After viewing the DVD, I’m convinced push sticks are dangerous. I’ve only ever run across one person that didn’t like the GrrRipper. He said he didn’t like getting his hand so close to the blade. That doesn’t make sense to me because making the same cut with a push stick puts his hand just as close but without anything between his hand and the blade. Anyway, I usually rewatch that DVD every few months to remind me of all the uses because there are so many. Happy GrrRipping!

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