Do you have the cut side on the fence side Vaughn? I've seen many jigs that sit in the slot on the left side of the blade that let you dial in a specific width of cut. You do have to move the fence for each cut, but the skinny strip is free to fall off to the left and doesn't get trapped between the fence and the blade.
Of course, something like the gripper would make it safter no matter which way you did it...
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