Posted January 13, 2014
Having heard much about the GRR-Ripper, I finally decided to buy one and try it. This product more than lives up to all the positive reviews I have read. It's well-designed and versatile--and nice to know that it's made in the U.S. Using the GRR-Ripper I have a level of control and accuracy at the table saw (especially with small workpieces) that I've never known before. Highly recommended.
This thing gets great reviews all...
Posted January 1, 2013
This thing gets great reviews all the time. I just don't get it. I bought two based on the overwhelming number of great reviews. I have used it a couple of times and set them aside. The gripper does not grip. The gripper will slide along the surface of the wood as it and the wood moves through the saw, which makes me very nervous. In fact if you look closely at some videos you will see just that. Is that safe? My grippers are brand new so no build up of dust was present on the bottom side. There is an optional little piece that connects on the back end to help push the wood through the blade. But it does not come with the gripper. Not impressed. I bought one of 27845. Haven't tried it yet but it doesn't rely on rubbery surface to "grip" the wood. It has a moveable lip at the back to help push the wood through the saw. Me thinks the emperor has no clothes.
I gave this an 'Excellent' rating...
Posted December 25, 2012
I gave this an 'Excellent' rating and haven't even used it yet. Right, NO MORE PUSH STICKS for my thin strips ever again. I work with exotic woods and have needed to glue pieces to sacrificial pieces to get as many thins as I can. This tool can do much, much more. I bought every thing to go with. This is very well made and a big, big Thank You to the developers. Real good instructions with every thing. Where has this thing been?Everything's got Con's but there isn't many with this.1. There's a bit of hardware involved to put it together. You'll need a Philips and a flat surface.2. You'll end-up, possibly, with an extra plate and hardware, so, keep the instructions and have a bag for the screws and washers.3. The 200 model comes with a CD. I ordered the CD not knowing that.These are all small dig's compared to a product with a great amount of serious thought for us who work with small stock. Thank You again! And Thanks to Rockler to....they've always been super fast.
Just bought another one, pricey, but...
Posted July 29, 2012
Just bought another one, pricey, but a whole lot more if you have to pay the emergency room and/or doctor. Really makes routing small profiles safer and material doesn't fall into the bit causing snipe on end of long moldings. I bought the second one because I was trying to hard to make one go all the way across on long trim.
After using this I will never...
Posted August 18, 2011
After using this I will never go near a push stick again. I bought some of the other attachments for it and have been extremely pleased with both the design and my use of this tool. I will probably buy another. Buy yours today. Well worth the money and a good safety investment.