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Rockler Thin Rip Tablesaw Jig

Eliminate the danger of pushing narrow strips between the saw and fence!
Item #
36833
Rating:
86% 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
4.3 / 5.0
306 Reviews
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This was a perfect investment for my idea, made a toy box and wanted to add some reveal around the trim used my router shutter bead bit then ripped the bead with my thin rip jig and brad nailed it to toy box,this jig helped me set up my cut and also kept my fingers in a safe state of mind.
January 8, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Save money and make your own thin strips
It works. Threw away my homemade jig. The wheel at point where wood rides on the jig is great. Used it to make thin strips from old pine wood I had to trim face of plywood cabinet
January 8, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great
This is a great item
January 6, 2020
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Thin Rip Jig
Well made Jig, Great for Thin Strips.
January 6, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
great
this table saw jig works great
January 4, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Thin Rip Review
Well made guage. Looks like it will be the last one I will need to buy. Can't wait to use it !
December 31, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
A neat device for accurate stripmaking
I have run across situations that require thin strips for strengthening miter joints and for veneer inlays. This jig guarantees consistent thickness at user defined values. I have tried to accomplish this without the jig with little success. This tool may be one that is not used often, but when it's needed you'd be very happy to have it available to you.
December 29, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Thin rip
Good price makes it easy and accurate to rip thin strips
December 29, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Very handy
Helpful jig for cutting thin pieces of wood, quick setup , well made
December 21, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great tool.
It apply's pressure to make thin cuts in wood, and is adjustable for different sizes. I use it a lot for the custom work i do.
December 4, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
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Needed to cut spline strips
Stafford T on Jan 17, 2020
I have a project that involves adding a thin strip to 4 doorways in the basement that the former owner planned to use 3/8" sheetrock and I want to use 1/2" sheetrock. I want to extend the door jam out to be even with the sheetrock so the trim will be flat with the sheetrock.
Tom B on Dec 23, 2019
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 have a project that involves adding a thin strip to 4 doorways in the basement that the former owner planned to use 3/8" sheetrock and I want to use 1/2" sheetrock. I want to extend the door jam out to be even with the sheetrock so the trim will be flat with the sheetrock.
Tom B on Dec 23, 2019
I need to cut thin strips for a project I am working on.
Michael T on Dec 22, 2019
much safer and strip size can be accurately repeated
Kelly M on Dec 21, 2019
Have been looking for a jig that would keep me from losing a finger.
Scott on Dec 21, 2019
I don't want to cut my finger again.
Larry H on Dec 18, 2019
I want a jig that will allow more safe and accurate cuts than trying to cut thin strips between my saw blade and rip fence.
William W on Dec 16, 2019
good idea
Charles B on Dec 14, 2019
Safe to thin rip pieces.
Ricardo on Dec 10, 2019
Christmas wish list
Kathleen A on Dec 8, 2019
Safety
Michael T on Dec 8, 2019
Safety
James H on Dec 4, 2019
To fill an order for free shipping, and hopefully it works well.
Jeff O on Dec 3, 2019
Finger preservation
Mark A on Dec 2, 2019
Safely cut thin stock
Darci F on Nov 30, 2019
need to cut thin strips
LarryW on Nov 30, 2019
Need to make some thin strip safely...
George W on Nov 30, 2019
I make edge bindings.
tom f on Nov 29, 2019
Making cheese boards. And tired of risking loosing my fingers.
Stephen B on Nov 29, 2019
because i like my fingers. i'd like to keep them all.
CHRIS M on Nov 29, 2019
need to cut thin strips to make basket weave design segmented bowls
John R on Nov 25, 2019
I like my fingers!
Steven D on Nov 24, 2019
Safety. <br />And the local large hardware stores so not stock these type items.
Nancy N on Nov 22, 2019
Good reviews on You Tube.
Greg S on Nov 13, 2019
Looks more sturdier then other products on the market. Plus I cut my thumb trying to cut thin strips without it, close call. Lucky I still have my thumb
Timothy D on Nov 11, 2019
It looks like a safe way to strip wood
Paul O on Oct 30, 2019
Lots of thin strips to cut
Wayne H on Sep 22, 2019
Will be great for ripping strips for making feature rings for wood turning.
Mike I on Sep 4, 2019
This will come in handy for a future project, I'm sure.
Thomas M on Sep 3, 2019
Speed, I try to be efficient in aspect of work. This product seems to be not only that but much more safe than trying to rip thin strips on the right side of a saw blade on a table saw using the fence or having to move and measure the workpiece off of the fence. Ain't ever used one but I'm dang sure game to try it. Can't go wrong for 24.99 $. .
shelly h on Aug 17, 2019
This device should leave the cut result burn free on one side which will save time and wood eliminating extra sanding
Carlton F on Aug 9, 2019
Got an upcoming project which includes edging plywood with solid oak and this seems like a better way of making thin strips
Michael W on Aug 5, 2019
Good jig fo dangerious job.
John S on Jul 31, 2019
Need for future projects
J. Alexander C on Jul 30, 2019
Will help with future projects.
J. Alexander C on Jul 30, 2019
I make thin cuts quite often. This looks like a good alternative to my customary method.
Jim Wade A on Jul 2, 2019
don't care for the one i have
EAMON K on Jun 30, 2019
Want to make some thin cuts safely.
Sharon L on Jun 29, 2019
I occasionally need to rip thin strips of wood for guitar restoration projects.
RON C on Jun 17, 2019
to cut veneers from solid stock
Archer Y on May 12, 2019
making 1/4' stock for inlays
Brinton L on May 10, 2019
This should make the thickness identical for repeated ripping, instead of doing the math to adjust the fence after every cut.
Lee B on May 8, 2019
A nice safe way to rip thin strips
JOHN PENNES P on Apr 20, 2019
safety
Stephen K on Apr 20, 2019
need it or a project
Douglas D on Apr 1, 2019
Like your products.
Kenneth D J on Mar 31, 2019
Good jig to have for multiple applications
Paul S on Mar 14, 2019
Hoped it would safer than what I was used to.
Michael C on Feb 8, 2019
For ripping thin strips safer.
Stephen M on Feb 5, 2019
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 need to cut thin strips for a project I am working on.
Michael T on Dec 22, 2019
Does anyone use this on a Ridgid R4512 saw?
Umpire.20 on Jun 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes it's a great match
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
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.
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 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: Dear Wm M.
Assuming you are going to use this jig in the same orientation as shown in the Rockler catalog, there is a roller bearing at the apex of the curved surface on the right side. This bearing is butted up against the piece that is to be cut. When the jig is set to maximum width cut (the jig is all the way to the left), I measured the distance from the right edge of the bearing race to the right edge of the mitre slot insert to be 1 5/16". When the jig is positioned to a minimum cur (jig is all the way to the right), I measured the distance from the right edge of the roller bearing race to the right edge of the mitre slot insert to be 5 11/16".
Remember, this jig has a mitre bar insert underneath that fits into the mitre slot and the 5 star knob on the top allows one to adjust the blue top portion left or right for the desired width cut. Also remember, as is shown in the rockler catalog, you are cutting the pieces off the LEFT side of the blade. Hope this helps !
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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