View Poll Results: How many Grr Grippers do you own & would you be interested in one on a deal.

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  • Have one Gripper

    10 21.74%
  • Have 2 or more Grippers

    13 28.26%
  • Do not have a Gripper

    18 39.13%
  • Would buy a Gripper if a really good deal came along

    11 23.91%
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Thread: Impromtu Survey on GRR Gripper ownership

  1. #1
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    Impromtu Survey on GRR Gripper ownership

    Hi All

    After seeing the post on the Gripper I thought it would be interesting to establish how many people have these devices so please take part in the poll.
    Last edited by Rob Keeble; 11-12-2008 at 02:40 PM. Reason: Modify poll number
    cheers

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    Somehow I have four.... You can make the same pushers, but the rubber padding is really good.

    Album with at few pics



    Here is one of them I set up for the jointer...


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    Rob, you might want to add one other item to your survey, would not own a GRRRRiper if given to me. I own one and use it a lot. But have read many discussions concerning it and it is like other items, people have a passion for it or against it. May make your survey more useful.
    Jon

    God and family, the rest is icing on the cake. I'm so far behind, I think I'm in first place!

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    I have two but only rarely use them both at once (I have smaller pads for the jointer). I really like having two different setups, one for narrow stock with all the add-ons and one for general controlled pushing.

    Jonathan has a good idea. There are folks who don't like the whole idea of Grr-Rippers and like devices. I think this comes from what you do and how you do it. I've always been fascinated by Board Buddies and many people swear by them. They would be constantly in my way. That doesn't make them bad; just not for me.
    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenn bradley View Post
    I have two but only rarely use them both at once (I have smaller pads for the jointer). I really like having two different setups, one for narrow stock with all the add-ons and one for general controlled pushing.
    I have mine set up similar to Glenn's description.

    Quote Originally Posted by glenn bradley View Post
    ... There are folks who don't like the whole idea of Grr-Rippers and like devices. I think this comes from what you do and how you do it. ...
    I saw the ads for Grr-Rippers but never took them seriously until I saw a couple of demos at a woodworking show. I left the show with a pair of them. For many operations, you need to use something for safety sake and these are versatile enough for a lot of applications.

    Quote Originally Posted by glenn bradley View Post
    I've always been fascinated by Board Buddies and many people swear by them. They would be constantly in my way. That doesn't make them bad; just not for me.
    Same here, but I never pulled the trigger on a purchase. I glad I hesitated because I ended up getting the full Grip-Tite setup, which is more useful to me.
    Bill Arnold
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    I don't have one, yet... so would buy one if a deal arose.
    -Ned

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    Rob,
    I own two and use them frequently. After a slight boo boo with a dado blade, I like the control of the stock they give. They aren't idiot-proof, but they do help this one keep himself out of harms way.

    Wes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Shively View Post
    Rob, you might want to add one other item to your survey, would not own a GRRRRiper if given to me. I own one and use it a lot. But have read many discussions concerning it and it is like other items, people have a passion for it or against it. May make your survey more useful.
    Thanks Jonathan I will try and edit it. Never thought of that catagory. I assumed it was loved and sought after how wrong of me to be so narrow.
    cheers

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    never used one
    [SIZE="1"] associated with several importers and manufacturers.[/SIZE]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Shively View Post
    Rob, you might want to add one other item to your survey, would not own a GRRRRiper if given to me. I own one and use it a lot. But have read many discussions concerning it and it is like other items, people have a passion for it or against it. May make your survey more useful.
    On the other hand, if someone DOESN'T have one, how can they possibly have an opinion? I have never heard anything negative about it, other than it being a bit pricey. But, how pricey is major surgery?
    Bill Arnold
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