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Rockler Thin Rip Tablesaw Jig

Eliminate the danger of pushing narrow strips between the saw and fence!
Item #
36833
Rating:
88% of 100
This jig allows you to rip thin strips on the left side of the blade, eliminating the danger of pushing narrow strips between the saw and fence. Since the strip is not trapped between the blade and fence, there is also less risk of binding and kickback. It's simple to use; a single knob locks the jig into the miter track and locks your setting at the same time. Ball bearing guide keeps your workpiece firmly against the fence for perfect repeatability. Use the graduated scale to fine-tune for extremely thin strips.

Features:
  • The perfect tool for edging, inlay, bent laminations and more
  • Solid phenolic for durability
  • Low-profile miter track clamp locks in at any point along the miter track
  • Also works great on the bandsaw as a single-point fence for cutting curved slats in multiples
  • Adjusts from 1-3/8" away from your miter track to 5-11/16" away from your miter track, enough for the thinnest rips
  • Measures 5-1/4"W x 8"L
  • The jig is stationary, while the fence is moved for each cut
  • Fits 3/4" W x 3/8" D Miter Tracks
Notice: Ripping thin strips requires the use of a zero-clearance insert, sold separately.
(1) Thin Rip Tablesaw Jig
More Information
Brand Rockler
Weight 1.3000
Type Positioning
4.4 / 5.0
337 Reviews
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Thin Rip Jig
Works very well, makes what used to be time consuming pretty fast. Don't really have any negative comments!
May 28, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Great jig for help saving your fingers and cutting strips
for shelf facing.
May 26, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Works like a champ. Needed oak strips to glue as end grain for oak plywood. All strips were uniform thicknesses. Just one adjustment.
May 24, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Great addition to the table saw
This stop work great. No more guessing when adjusting the fence for several thin strips.
May 23, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
The finger saver
That is a great tool, definitely a finger saver.
Easy to set-up.
Easy to use.
Well build and will get great use out of it.
May 13, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
At this point I have not had occasion to use it.
April 30, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Works Well For Cutting Thin Strips
I’ve used the tool for cutting thin strips to create small wedges to re-enforce mitered corners. It works well. I am pleased with it.
April 28, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Use This Often
I have used this jig for several years to cut shims, shelf veneer and many other items. It works great and is much safer than trying to cut "inside" of the blade and fence.The gauge markings are very handy and pretty accurate.
April 25, 2020
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Thin rip saw jig.
Solidly built and the miter slot holds securely in the track on the table saw. Great tool for making repeated equal thin strips.
April 24, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Made trim to cover plywood
Love it!! Must try.
April 21, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
I build strip-built boats/canoes, and thought I'd try this safe little tool on my table saw, and on my band saw.
John H on May 28, 2020
Safety
Darren C on May 20, 2020
I build strip-built boats/canoes, and thought I'd try this safe little tool on my table saw, and on my band saw.
John H on May 28, 2020
I needed it to safely cut thin strips.
JOHN on May 22, 2020
Safety
Darren C on May 20, 2020
Need to cut thin strips for segmented pen blanks.
George N. Shaw J on May 18, 2020
Looks like a safe way to cut thin strips.
John G on May 17, 2020
To make sure I cut thin strips of wood, instead of thin strips of fingers.
Ross I on May 16, 2020
I need a bunch of consistently sized strips for a torsion box.
Alan S on May 15, 2020
looks like what I need
Mike W on May 13, 2020
I do a lot of small cuts
Joseph L on May 13, 2020
I do small strips often and have to eyeball the width to get close to the previous cut.
Steve B on May 10, 2020
Making thin rip cuts
Amandeep Waraich W on May 9, 2020
Eager to try the rip cuts and get clean offcuts.
Brian A on May 7, 2020
Needed for added safety while using my table saw
Rex E on May 7, 2020
I needed to up date my old one.
DENNIS M on May 6, 2020
I think this will be another good option to rip material rather then the band saw
JAMES P on May 6, 2020
TO PLAY WITH
timothy p on May 6, 2020
Cut accuracy.
James G on May 5, 2020
To make my job easier
Jose M on May 4, 2020
I chose this because I like having 10 fingers
philip s on May 4, 2020
Been making some think cuts lately and think this would really help me out.
Brian S on May 2, 2020
I incurred 20 sutures in three fingers of my right hand last year while send through very thin pieces of padauk on my 1952 Craftsman table saw for another cutting board I was crafting. Needless to say, this item will help immensely in keeping the wood into the saw (accurately) and not my fingers.
AMMO DOG on May 1, 2020
Increasing small part usage and crafts (baskets and decorative pieces)
Dwight F on Apr 30, 2020
I bought this accessory to help me cut thin strips for making cutting boards.
ramon k on Apr 29, 2020
To secure thin cutting projects that will be used for different woodworking projects.
Charlene B on Apr 29, 2020
got s0ome ripping to do
Stephen H on Apr 29, 2020
I want to keep my fingers!
William L on Apr 26, 2020
This jig requires less adjustments to get consecutive cuts than a feather board. A feather board flexes so you have to compensate for that movement.
Thomas H on Apr 25, 2020
I like shopping with Rockler and have always liked the products that I have bought in past from Rockler. Thank you Rockler.
mike on Apr 24, 2020
Needed for an upcoming project.
Jose Haro O on Apr 17, 2020
Constantly ripping thin pieces and this will be much safer.
Rick C on Apr 16, 2020
Safety, Safety, Safety.
Richard G on Apr 15, 2020
Am working on a project and I feel this jig will save me a lot of time and effort in setting up my saw.
Robert E. H on Apr 14, 2020
It will be beneficial in making jewelry boxes
Gary H on Apr 14, 2020
To make the rockers on a Charles Brock chair
Christopher C on Apr 12, 2020
I figured I can use a jig like this on projects.
Shawn B on Apr 7, 2020
Saw this item being used by someone from Wood Magazine doing a tutorial. When I googled found out it was on sale with good reviews !
George O on Mar 20, 2020
Looks like something I could use
John G on Mar 18, 2020
Always had trepidation in doing those thin strips. Have tried home-built jigs, and they work fine but for only one application. This will speed up the process, allow for multiple widths and keep my fingers out of the way, too.
MICHAEL S on Mar 17, 2020
ripping thin strips for edge deco.
wayne w on Mar 16, 2020
Need to handle safely small parts on SawStop - having to replace items ruined in flood in house
Thomas W on Mar 15, 2020
I need this for an upcoming project. And, Now I don't have to make a jig
Richard F on Mar 14, 2020
good idea, easier to purchase than to build the jig, in this case.
Unknown U on Mar 11, 2020
Safety and easy to work with
steven c on Mar 10, 2020
Reviews, Safety, Sale Price
David J on Mar 5, 2020
Trying this out for edge banding
Carol W on Mar 4, 2020
Needing thin strips without giving up fingertips
Todd E on Mar 1, 2020
To keep my fingers safe
greg g on Feb 10, 2020
Need it for new project that requires ripping thin strips of wood.
Keith S on Feb 5, 2020
Needed to cut spline strips
Stafford T on Jan 17, 2020
i wiil be doing alot of thin rip strips and have done them before with the fence very close to the blade which is very dangerous if you; ever attempted that , I' am excited to give this jig a try,I;ve always had great success with rocker products and the price was great, that's why i ordered 2 to send one to my uncle in las vegas
Frank C on Dec 23, 2019
I needed it to safely cut thin strips.
JOHN on May 22, 2020
Need to cut thin strips for segmented pen blanks.
George N. Shaw J on May 18, 2020
Does anyone use this on a Ridgid R4512 saw?
Umpire.20 on Jun 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes it's a great match
Does this do something I can't do with my featherboards?
bill on Nov 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The bearing on the thin rip jig acts as a positive stop for repeatable thin strip creation. It does act as a feather board as the rolling bearing keeps positive pressure against the piece being cut. The reference lines on the yellow band also allows for small incremental adjustments. It works equally well as a re-saw guide on the bandsaw for thin strips. The only negative that I have on this jig is the lack of a hole in the jig to hang it up for easy access.

I use it to make thin strips for basket handles, basket staves, rims, and dulcimer sides. This works better and safer than the feather boards that I was using previously.
Am I missing a piece. How does the knob attach to the jig
JohnA on Feb 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The knob attaches to a 5/16" , countersunk bolt that is 1 1/2" long. The bolt comes up from the base plate, trough the miter guide. The countersunk bolt expands the miter guide to secure it in the miter slot.
The bearing on this jig came off and is lost. How can I get another?
Kenneth G on Sep 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: There are numerous bearing shops online that will sell you a replacement bearing if Rockler has none. They should be able to tell you dimensions and if not a quick ask online should get you that on a woodworking forum
Will it work on a Hammer N4400 bandsaw with a miter slot of 5mm deep and 15 mm wide?
mike g on Dec 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The miter slider is 18.85mm wide and 9.15mm deep. So this portion of the jig will not work on your tool. So I would say it would not work for you.
You have an odd sized miter slot on this saw.
I assume you have to move the fence after every cut to get several strips out of a wider piece of stock??
John M on Apr 25, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Yes. The thin strip jig remains fixed and establishes the thickness of the strip between jig and saw blade. You have to move the fence to reestablish contact with the jig. Have used it several times, and it gives consistent results.
I purchased this jig, but it doesn’t seem to work on my dewalt dwe7491x. Any suggestions?
Nancy R S on Sep 9, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Is it tight in the miter slot? Mine works really well. Is the picture supplied of the jig on your table saw? The picture looks like it is doing it's job. If the jig is not tight in the miter slot that might be your problem. The jig is moving as you slide the wood past it.
Will this work on a Dewalt table saw DWE 7491 RS?
SHADOW on Jan 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I have this exact saw, and while it fits, its use is limited because of where the miter slot is located. I couldn’t get very thin strips even after adjusting the product all the way.
Any chance you can make this work on the Dewalt contractor saw who's slot is 6" from the blade?
William on Jul 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I have the Dewalt 7490 contractor saw and the miter slot is a full 6 inches to the left of the blade. When assembled this jig will not cut any strip less than 3/8 of an inch. Pretty much useless on my saw.
My Ryobi table saw has a miter slot that is 3-1/4" from the blade. Can this be used or modified to reach that far? I'll need to rip 1/8" strips.
Dale B on Mar 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, It will easily reach that far.
Does it matter which side of the blade the jig is on? My left side miter track would only allow for about a 1/2" minimum cut but the right side is closer so I could get a much thinner cut.
Mike S on Jul 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It doesn't matter which side of the blade you place the jig, as long as your fence is on the side of the blade opposite the jig. You'll have to have some reference surface (i.e. the fence) to get consistent cuts.
Can two guides be used for greater accuracy, with the other places in the line with mid point of the saw?
Ensar B on Apr 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I use the single Thin Rip jig and a finishing blade to cut walnut basketry strips of .070 thick and 50" long and only have variation of .001"-.005" over the entire lengths which is finished on a drum sander. If you need additional support on long pieces for accuracy, I would recommend a finger jig in front of the Thin Rip jig to add additional pressure against the workpiece and fence. A second Thin Rip jig could be used for the same purpose.
Will the Rockler Thin Rip Tablesaw Jig work with a older Bosch 4000 job site saw?
Cliff H on Sep 30, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I can’t be certain because I am not familiar with your saw! However, I would say there is a very high probability that it will.
Does it come with the blade narrow slotted guide to, or is that another part you have to order? I have a Rigid table saw
Bud on Jun 10, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The Thin Rip Guide comes with a guide to fit a 3/4" miter fence slot. I use mine on a Saw Stop saw.
Can I use this to cut a 1 or 2 inch strip?
Paul W on Jul 10, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I'm not totally clear on what you want to do. If you are thinking of cutting narrow strips 1 or 2 inches high, things will get more unstable as your height increases just because of the height of the jig. (1 inch would be no problem) If you want strips 1 or 2 inches wide, the jig really isn't needed-it would be a lot easier to just use your fence.
Does this jig provide a nice tight fit in a JET table saw?
George O on Jun 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This item fits in a miter track that is 3/4" wide by 3/8" deep. Make sure the small flanges just below the head of the bolt are in line with the miter track to ensure that it tightens properly.
I was wondering about whether this would fit in a dewalt 745? The table is pretty small and wondering if it could be placed properly and safely? Sure hope the answer is yes.
Rick J on Jun 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The only problem I can see is the miter slot size. This tool requires a miter slot that is 3/4" wide by 3/8" deep.
My Hitachi contractor table saw miter slot is only 9/16" wide by 3/8" deep. This Rockler jig description says miter slot bar is 3/4" wide by 3/8" deep.
Does Rockler have a miter bar that can be installed in place of the 3/4" wide one that would fit my 9/16" wide table saw slot?
Robert L on Oct 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No. However, you might be able to make a bar out of oak that is 9/16" wide x 5" long x 3/8" deep and screw it in place of the original bar. Then the jig would need to be clamped to the table top to hold its position firmly in place. Maybe using a 2x4 cut to the length of your saw table top mounted on the blue top of the jig with "C" clamps on each end of the 2x4 would hold the jig in place. You could cut a 5 1/4" wide dado in the 2x4 1/8" deep or so to better fit over the Blue top of the jig. Just a possible solution for you.
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