I got a new toy by Kreg...

John Pollman

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I have had my Kreg pocket hole master-kit for years and love it. Today I bought the Rip-Cut jig. I LOVE THIS THING!

My disability is getting worse and it's hard to handle large pieces on the TS. I've got a fair bit of cutting to do to build the cart for my new commercial mixer. I bought some 5x5 Baltic Birch today. I got a great deal by making a road trip (90 miles one way). Because I was going so far, I decided to stock up. I ended up getting six 5x5 sheets. Two each of 1/4, 1/2, and 3/4. Even the 1/4" 5x5's are too hard for me to handle anymore due to the weakness of my arms and legs. There's no way I could handle a 5x5 3/4 alone. So I had them cut them all to 30x60 so I can handle them by myself. I usually buy my BB at a supplier about 20 minutes from me. I thought he was a little more expensive, but he's convenient. I found out this morning that my local supplier is charging $62.95 for a 3/4 5x5 BB. The place I ended up selling it to me for $28.50!!! It's less than HALF the price! With gas at $1.25, I didn't mind the trip. The whole load of 6 sheets cost me less than $150 including gas.

I set up a workbench in my garage so I don't have to drag it all down to the shop in the basement, Now it's easy for me to throw a 30x60 3/4 up on the bench and use this thing to cut the 1x3's I need, It works great!

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Ryan Mooney

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Looks like a really nice setup alright! Kind of critical to have on crisp edge, but that's what's nice about premium plywood - the factory edge is usually real nice! Speaking of which, sounds like you definitely have a new supplier, that's a really good deal!
 

John Pollman

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I need to pick up one of those router/sanding pads though. when the sheet is large enough, I can clamp it in place. But eventually, the jig hits the clamps. Oh well, I'll figure something out. This thing is a big time saver.
 

Darren Wright

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That is a nice setup John. I had seen this morning that Kreg is also making a track saw, similar to the Grizzly/Wen/ShopFox versions, but looks to have some zero clearance feature and some other accessories to complete with the festool system.

Great deal on the plywood, that really is a steal! thumb:
 

John Pollman

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I went to the BORG for some other things and I stopped by the flooring/carpet department. I picked up an 8' x 10' rug pad that keeps rugs from sliding. It was $8.99 on clearance from $32. It works great!
 
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