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Thread: MJ Gripper

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    MJ Gripper

    Peachtree had a special a couple of weeks back on the MJ GRR-Ripper (200 with add ons for the price of the 200). I got one and have used it a couple of times. Should have gotten two.

    If anyone sees that special pop up again please post a notice.

    Thanks,

    Tom

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    Yep, good stuff! I got a couple of them at the Woodworking Show several years ago. They're real handy for a lot of operations.
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    Those peachtree deals seem to catch me fairly often. I saw that deal and picked up a second one too. while I was still getting used to the first one, let's just say it may have had a small intersection with the saw blade...
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    so i take it that they arent just a gimmick? i dont have one and this has me wondering if i missed out somewhere along the line here?
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    Larry you could make your own. I love my two.
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    I really like them. They are very configurable and keep your hands away from the blade. Especially for thinner ripping types of cuts.
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    The only problems I have with my Gripper are:

    I store it in a cabinet and think about it after I cut something that would have been easier if I had used the Gripper. Out of sight out of mind. I need to figure a way of hanging it off the table saw.

    My legs on mine don't slide smoothly for adjusting. I need to figure that out.

    I only have one.
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    I've been sold on them for years. I had to do a rip cut with push stick a while back on a friend's saw, and I forgot how scary (and unsafe) push sticks are compared to my Grr-ripper. The Grr-ripper gives me much better control of the cut and a smoother cut because of it, especially when ripping shorter (12" to 24") lengths. (Something I did a lot of when I was making a lot of cutting boards.)
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